Institute for Global Health


About Us

The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) 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.  

Our research

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. Read more >>

Our teaching

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. 

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 around the world.

IGH also hosts the International Secretariat for the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).

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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.

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Support Our Work 

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Details about donating and fundraising to support our research. 

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UCL Grand Challenges

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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.

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Details of our current job vacancies, how to apply and other opportunities within global health and UCL.

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