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Students and academics from across the university, policymakers and members of the public attend our lively 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. 

To keep up to date on upcoming global health news and events, sign up to our newsletter. To view videos, photos and articles from previous events please visit the previous events page.

Tracking Progress on the Paris Climate Change Agreement

On the 13th of March, the Lancet Countdown will be hosting a panel discussion in London, bringing together a range of global tracking initiatives to discuss how they can work together, track progress on the Paris agreement, and ultimately hold governments to account.

Speakers at this panel debate will include:

• Professor Anthony Costello, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization
• Professor Peng Gong, Director of the Centre for Earth System Science at Tsinghua Centre
• Dr Rishma Maini, Senior Disaster Risk Reduction Public Health Registrar in Global Public Health at Public Health England
• Dr Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Head of Joint WHO-WMO Office on Climate and Health

The event will be held in association with Imperial College London and is free for all to attend via the Eventbrite page.

World TB Day Symposium 2017

On the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 that Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We take this opportunity each year to highlight contemporary research innovation and future challenges in a one day symposium co-organised by the TB Centres at LSHTM and UCL.  The 2017 meeting will take place on Friday 24th March at the Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London.

Gender and Global Health Launch

On Thursday 16 February 2017, UCL is launching a new Centre for Gender and Global Health. The new centre comprises a multidisciplinary team that conducts research and works alongside policy-makers and policy-influencers to address the complex relationships between gender norms and health status.

IGH's Shivani Singh Sharma wins Top Teacher Award!

Throughout the academic year, UCL medical students are able to nominate teachers who have been particularly helpful or inspiring to them during their studies for a Top Teacher Award. At the end of the academic year, the nominations are counted for each teacher and the ones with the most nominations receive an award. We are delighted to announce that IGH's Shivani Singh Sharma has been chosen for a 2015-16 Top Teacher award for Year 3 (iBSc). Congratulations, Shivani!