Vision: Improve health and well-being of people in local and global environments

Mission: Provide leadership in interdisciplinary research, education, health systems strengthening, and advocacy for health and development in resource-limited settings around the world

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health facilitates expanding and coordinating global health research, technical assistance, and training initiatives at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It reflects the institution's commitment to improving health services and outcomes in resource-limited settings. Its "center-without-walls" philosophy nurtures collaborative trans-institutional partnerships among and within departments and schools on campus, including both VUMC and Vanderbilt University, and with partner institutions around the globe. VIGH strives to implement sustainable, scalable health and development programs in resource-limited settings through innovative multidisciplinary approaches rooted in strong academic research and training. Global partnerships are at the heart of this mission.