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Science Changing Global Health

Committed to reducing the burden of disease worldwide.

Global. Health. Local.

What we do

The Global Health Initiative at Scripps Research is an institute-wide, collaborative effort to reduce the burden of disease across the globe. We bring together stakeholders from different disciplines to accelerate the development, testing and implementation of tools, technologies, and practices designed to improve the health and well-being of people around the world.

Through cutting-edge basic and translational research spanning chemistry, virology, immunology, computational biology and technology development, scientists at Scripps Research are applying their ingenuity and expertise to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing the world.

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Scripps Research scientists tackle COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic from many angles

Ongoing studies reveal important information about how the virus spreads and infects the body, and point to different approaches for potential vaccines and medicines.

Meet Mambu & Augustine

Our research makes a global impact, but it would not be possible without skilled local collaborators.

Augustine Goba (right) is the director of the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Laboratory at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. He is responsible for the development and execution of research programs and the oversight of laboratory personnel. Working with him, Mambu Momoh (left) manages sample collections, clinical laboratory testing and diagnostics for patients with suspected viral hemorrhagic fevers.

Together with scientists at Scripps Research and across the world, they are furthering our understanding of deadly pathogens that have the potential to develop into global threats