The Institute for Global Health is a world-leading centre of research and teaching excellence in global health.
Our vision is to collaborate across disciplines to find solutions to global health problems.
We believe there is no single solution to the world’s health problems. A cross-disciplinary approach is at the heart of our research and teaching, and we draw on the expertise of over 200 staff from across UCL.
We undertake research in developing and transitional countries, to change lives around the world.
We aim to produce world-class research which can be translated into workable solutions for policy makers.
We give students the tools they need for a real understanding of global health work.
Staff with a unique breadth of experience unite traditional public health concerns with economics, law, philosophy, geography, anthropology and many other disciplines.
Message from the Director, Professor Anthony Costello
Welcome to UCL and global health!
There is no more exciting subject to study or research than global health. It encompasses medicine, public health, economics, anthropology, geography, politics, environmental science, urban and development studies, philosophy, law and ethics. Most of our great global challenges – social and economic inequality, human rights, the demographic transition, climate change – have a critical health dimension.
In everything we do, we try to uphold UCL values: fairness and equality; diversity; inclusiveness; openness; ethically acceptable standards of conduct and environmental sustainability. Our work with overseas partners is founded on respect, trust and transparency.
We hope you enjoy your time at UCL.
Our collaborations and partnerships
The cross-fertilisation and application of global health expertise at UCL is coordinated through the UCL Institute for Global Health. Read more about our collaborations and partnerships.
Find out more
Previously a unit under the Institute of Child Health (known as the Centre for International Health and Development), the department became officially independent in August 2013.
UCL Grand Challenges
The UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health brings together UCL’s immense multidisciplinary wealth of intellectual capital and international collaborations to provide innovative, workable solutions to global health.
Support Our Work
Details about donating and fundraising to support our research programme.
Details of our current job vacancies, how to apply and other opportunities within global health.