Our Impact

“Our aim is to support those who most influence global health.”

Global health inequity is one of the defining issues of the 21st century.

UB’s Community for Global Health Equity (CGHE) was established to address this grand challenge. We bring together faculty and students from the health sciences together with disciplines such as Architecture, Planning, Engineering, and other cross-synergizing disciplines (APEX) focused on the social, economic, political and environmental conditions that lead to inequities. 

We explore a range of issues, including:

  • Access to sanitation for women and girls
  • Exposure to air pollution among neonates
  • Securing essential medications for low-resource communities
  • High rates of non-communicable diseases due to complex sets of factors
  • Access to sufficient quantities of high-quality food

Our aim is to support those who most influence global health—leaders, organizations, and policy makers who can effect systemic and local change, as well as community members around the world who can inspire, promote and implement solutions in their respective locales.