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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 forward. 


New course: Maternal Health in a Global Context

A 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.

Athena SWAN

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.

More information about the ECU’s Athena SWAN charter mark

From the field

Dharavi Biennale - printing workshop

Dharavi Biennale 
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.

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Webinar Gender Agenda

Advancing a comprehensive global gender and health agenda

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).