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The Global Health Program's Mission

Operating under the three pillars of capacity building and training, emerging infectious disease research, and wildlife health, the Global Health Program strives to improve public health and the health and conservation of wildlife species around the world.

Conservation News

May. 18, 2021
In the midst of a devastating global pandemic of wildlife origin and with future spillovers... read more

Field Notes: Rhino Reproduction

Smithsonian veterinary research fellow Dr. Maureen Wanjiku Kamau is leading a study on wild eastern black rhinos in Kenya. Find out how her team is using poop to learn more about rhino reproduction.