Global Viral’s mission is to promote understanding, exploration and stewardship of the microbial world.
Global Viral focuses on:
Leadership development. We support the next generation of leaders through institutional and on site training along with access to a network of mentors in their field.
Community development & education. We enable communities in the developing world to better manage their own challenges through scientific capacity development and health education.
Exploratory research. We organize and initiate research in the interest of scientific advancement and public health.
Originally founded as the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative (GVFI), Global Viral is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that received seed funding from google.org and the Skoll Foundation in 2008. Among it's current activities, the Global Viral Fellows Program supports some of the world's research, data and policy leaders and links them together in a network aimed at addressing the most important global infectious disease threats. Global Viral maintains its headquarters in San Francisco, CA and has ongoing activities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.