Events at the Institute for Global Health 

IGH increases the impact of UCL’s research both on a local and global scale. Students and academics from across the university, policymakers and members of the public attend our lively annual series of global health symposia addressing controversial and topical subjects. IGH also coordinates the annual UCL Lancet Lecture and other high-profile conferences and events. 

These are the listings of upcoming global health events. To keep up to date on upcoming events you can sign up to our newsletter.

To view videos, photos and articles from previous events please visit the Previous Events page.

Upcoming events


Book Launch

8th July 2015

A team of over 40 academics are adding to the post-2015 agenda by exploring the interactions between Sustainable Development Goals and target setting. The research produced has been collected into a book that we are launching next month.

The project has brought together social and political scientists, natural scientists, geographers, urban planners, agronomists, human and animal health experts and natural resource experts with a shared interest in the ongoing post-2015, sustainable development goal setting agenda.

Join us on the 8th July for a discussion with the authors, as well as a talk from Claire Melamed, Director of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Read more>>

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Global Action to Combat Negative Attitudes to Intellectual Disability


16 July 2015

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities calls on governments to raise awareness of and respect for the rights of people with disabilities, and to combat stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices. This event presents the findings from a scoping review into attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities around the globe, and efforts to improve them. 

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