At Rutgers Global Health Institute, we view health as a matter of social justice and “global health” as a matter of equity, not geography. All over the world, and right here in New Jersey, there are tremendous disparities in access to care and in the conditions that make good health possible. Every gift to the institute supports our work to address these disparities.

To explore major gift opportunities, please contact Hailey Lemasters, assistant director of development.

If you would like to make a gift today, you can choose one of the following three areas of impact:


Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health Fund

When it comes to cancer, where you live can determine if you live. Worldwide, the overwhelming majority of cancer deaths are in low- and middle-income countries. In sub-Saharan Africa, cancer deaths are increasing at an alarming rate.

Since 2018, Rutgers Global Health Institute has been collaborating with leaders in the southern African nation of Botswana to address the country’s urgent cancer care and prevention needs, significant gaps in the health care workforce, and need for expanded national health care capacity. The Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health was established in order to advance multiple initiatives across these areas. The partnership also has begun addressing cancer disparities in other countries in the region.

Learn more about the partnership and its work, which is supported by gifts to the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health Fund.


Health Equity in New Jersey Fund

Global health is about responding to inequities in health, wherever they may occur. Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Resilient New Jersey program supports the development of healthy and resilient communities in our state – communities that not only can withstand a crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, but also can thrive, even in the face of obstacles. Focusing on low-income and minority communities, we partner with local stakeholders, including small businesses and nonprofit organizations, to facilitate and initiate targeted programming related to health care access, health education, and business and community resources.

Gifts to the Health Equity in New Jersey Fund support this crucial work.


Rutgers Global Health Institute Program Fund

Every community should be healthy and thriving, but the reality is far from this ideal. All over the world, there are profound disparities in the conditions required for good health. Your gift to the Rutgers Global Health Institute Program Fund will help us drive health equity solutions, locally and worldwide, through research, partnership, and capacity building.


Your support will make a difference.