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Global Health Research Center in Central Asia Opens

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July 31, 2007. The Columbia homepage featured an article on the new Global Health Research Center in Central Asia, a partnership of the Columbia University School of Social Work's Social Intervention Group and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan, this is the first research center on global health established by a university in Central Asia, serving Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. It will develop effective solutions to pressing health problems and help reduce health disparities in Central Asia, which is experiencing one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world.

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