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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

Apr. 09, 2020
Researchers with the Smithsonian’s Global Health Program have discovered six new coronaviruses in... read more
Mar. 10, 2020
You may not like needles or giving blood when you go to the doctor’s office, but did you know that... 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.