"Global Viral's mission is to promote understanding, exploration and stewardship of the microbial world. Global Viral focuses on: (1) 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. (2) Community development & education. We enable communities in the developing world to better manage their own challenges through scientific capacity development and health education. (3) Exploratory research. We organize and initiate research in the interest of scientific advancement and public health."