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- From the field: Dharavi Biennale
- Save a life - donate to the MaiMwana crowdfunding campaign
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- Maikhanda - Saving lives at very low cost in Malawi
- Interventions for gender-based violence in India
- Lancet Commission
- Africa Voices
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IGH in the news
UCL-Lancet Commission: landmark report launched
The UCL-Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change report was launched in June 2015. The Commission is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary research collaboration between European and Chinese institutions, with UCL as a lead partner.
Funding for domestic violence interventions
Congratulations to David Osrin who recently secured MRC Public health Intervention funding for his work on interventions for gender-based violence in India.
Maikhanda - Saving lives at very low cost in Malawi
Understanding the cost-effectiveness and affordability of interventions to reduce maternal and newborn deaths is critical to persuading policymakers and donors to implement at scale
Mhealth videos now available to stream
Last month we held our first ever mHealth conference at UCL. If you didn't manage to make it, videos from the day are now available to stream online
African Voices series – watch online now
Three videos are now available from the African Voices @UCL series in January 2016:
• 'African Question Time': Panel Debate on topical issues followed by a speech from UCL’s President & Provost.
• Africa’s Urban Paradox: Mobilities, Economies and Aspirations Caroline Wanjiku Kihato shares her knowledge about urban development in African cities.
• Whose agenda is it anyway? Peter Waiswa
(Makerere University) shares his experiences on how African scientists struggle
to contribute to innovation in the global health arena and ways to move
New course: Maternal Health in a Global Context
new IGH course entitled ‘Maternal Health in a Global Context’ will take place
from 25 April to 6 May 2016. The short/taster course reflects on the successes
and failures of MDG5 and considers how the new SDGs for achieving maternal
health for all women, can reinvigorate efforts to reduce maternal mortality and
morbidity, particularly in a rural context. More information
African Graduate Scholarship
Applications are now
available for the African Graduate Scholarship scheme. This scheme is open to
African nationals and permanent residents of an African country wishing to
study an MSc in Global Health and Development at UCL. The deadline to apply for
the 2016/17 academic year is 30 April 2016. Read more and apply
Professor David Osrin (UCL Institute for Global Health) - Inaugural Lecture podcast now available.
We are delighted to announce that IGH has been awarded an Athena SWAN bronze award this year! The awards recognise commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine in higher education and research.
From the field
The Dharavi Biennale is a two year process leading to an exhibition in 2015. It blends art and science to share information on urban health and to showcase the contribution of the people of Dharavi to Mumbai’s economic and cultural life. The project has been organised by SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), an NGO working to improve the health of women and children in Mumbai’s informal settlements. With four themes - art, health, recycling and vitality - the Biennale invites Dharavi residents to meet, educate themselves on urban health, learn new skills, and produce locally resonant artworks that are authentic, honest and relevant.
Keep up to date
BROn Friday 6th March 2015, a seminar, incorporating a panel discussion and a simultaneous webinar, was held as part of the ESRC-funded gender and health seminar series, co-ordinated by the UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH).