Research Sites by Region

Latin America

  • Guatemala: Research opportunities in HIV, emerging infectious diseases, environmental health and nutrition are available at Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), a non-profit, private university.
  • MexicoOpportunities are available through the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission in affiliation with Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC), El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) and Universidad Xochicalco, to conduct research related to HIV, injection drug use, SARS-CoV-2, and other topics.
  • Perú: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), in partnership with several other research institutes in Peru, offers research training in HIV, tropical diseases, sexual and reproductive health, epidemiology, mental health, substance use, alcohol, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.


  • Botswana: A collaboration among UCLA, University of Botswana and University of Pennsylvania provides GloCal training opportunities focused on HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, cancer and mental health.
  • Cameroon: Congo Basin Institute (CBI) offers training opportunities in infectious diseases and planetary health required to address the needs of the Central African region.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Kinshasa School of Public Health (KSPH): UCLA DRC Health Research and Training Program (HRTP) serves as a GloCal site for Congolese and UC trainees with a focus on public health training and field research.
  • Ghana: Researchers at the University of Ghana (UG), recently ranked at the topmost university in West Africa, focus on maternal and child health, and nutrition.
  • Kenya: The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) aims to build the next generation of Kenyan and UC scientists focused on HIV, mental health, maternal-child health, and planetary health.
  • Malawi: Through Partners in Hope (PIH), a Malawian non-governmental organization, Malawi and UC trainees are provided with opportunities in the areas HIV/AIDS research, infectious disease, maternal-child health, and mental health.
  • Mali: Muso is a non-governmental organization based in Bamako that trains Malian and UC scientists with a focus on health systems strengthening, and maternal, newborn and child health.
  • Mozambique: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) is a leading university in Mozambique which offers opportunities to GloCal fellows in the areas of HIV, public health, biomedical research, non-communicable diseases, and medicine.
  • South Africa: The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD), a registered institution of higher education in Pretoria, serves as a GloCal site for UC and South African trainees with a focus on HIV/tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, maternal-newborn health and implementation science.
  • Tanzania: The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), the leading public higher learning institution for medical sciences in Tanzania, provides research opportunities in the areas of HIV, non-communicable diseases, emergency medicine, sickle cell disease, and cancer. The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is an additional GloCal research site in the country focusing on zoonotic diseases, public health, HIV, tuberculosis, disease surveillance, maternal and child health, and climate change.
  • Uganda: The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala and the Makerere University-UCSF Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) both focus on HIV, tuberculosis, and related conditions, as well as malaria.
  • Zimbabwe : The UZ-UCSF Program at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences is a GloCal site for Zimbabwean and UC trainees in clinical and implementation research focused on HIV, other infectious diseases and their sequelae.


  • Bangladesh: The International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b), GloCal site focuses on malnutrition and related conditions.
  • India: The St. John's Research Institute (SJRI) in Bengaluru offers research opportunities in HIV, mental health and non-communicable disease research, while the Public Health Research Institute of India (PHRII) in Mysore provides training opportunities focused on HIV, maternal and child health, and reproductive health.
  • Vietnam: Hanoi Medical University, the oldest and largest health sciences university in the country, offers research opportunities in HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, antimicrobial resistance, substance use and mental health.