Sparkman Center for Global Health Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the capacity of the UAB community to engage, prepare, and support current and future health professionals through a global health agenda and more broadly to alleviate health problems in less developed countries by increasing public health capacity in-country. To help achieve our mission, the Sparkman Center is now accepting donations from donors to the following four funds:

Moses Sinkala Endowed Memorial Award in Zambia Public Health

The Moses Sinkala Memorial Zambia Award will provide much needed financial assistance to deserving students in the University of Zambia, School of Medicine, who demonstrate an interest in serving the public health needs of Zambia as was a priority of Dr. Sinkala. Dr. Sinkala was a graduate of the UAB School of Public Health and a leader in policy and research for implementation of healthcare delivery in his beloved country of Zambia. His vision and passion for public health will be deeply missed. The fund will reside at and be administered by The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under the direction of a selection committee.

International Student Opportunities – International Internships and Travel Scholarship

International educational experiences often change the worldview of students and promote the notion of global citizenship. Funds donated to this account will be exclusively used towards supporting UAB students completing an approved international experience. Internships, research projects, and public health practice opportunities all qualify.


Funds will be used to support the enhancement and dissemination of an appropriate technology web based library of information (see ) focused on health care worker educational materials as well as primary and secondary school resources

Sparkman Center – GIFT Account

The UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health seeks to promote the idea of global citizenship beyond the UAB campus. Contributions made to this account will support a variety of initiatives, including but not limited to: the Friends of the Sparkman Center, Sparkman Scholars, Sparkman Fellows, Sparkman Community Partners, and the Global Health Lecture Series.

How to Donate

To donate to one of these funds, please go to visit: .
Select "See All Funds" from the Pulldown Bar Menu, then select "Sparkman Center for Global Health", then a third pull down menu will appear with all four funds as options for donations.

We thank you all for your continued support for the Sparkman Center for Global Health!