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The UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health brings together clinicians and researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to make a real and sustainable difference to women's and babies’ health.

Our vision is

better lives for women and babies across the world

The objective of the Institute is to make a real and sustainable difference to the health of women, babies and their families in the UK and internationally by delivering excellence and innovation in research, clinical practice, education and training.

We believe that things could be better for women and their families.

From birth to puberty, motherhood to menopause, maturity to old age, the life course of women around the world is filled with opportunities to improve health and wellbeing.

We believe that health care must be holistic. We aim to improve knowledge, practice and education in all aspects of women’s and babies’ health.

Our research

We aim to make a difference to the health of women, babies and their families in the UK and internationally through our research. Read more

Our teaching

The institute exists to improve knowledge, practice and education in all aspects of women’s and babies’ health. This aim pervades our teaching. Find out more about studying with us.

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  • Our history

The Institute has direct links to a rich history of women’s health care and rights, dating back to more than a century. This tradition provides an inspiring background to our endeavours to make a difference in women’s health. 

Learn more about our history.

  • Athena SWAN 

The Athena Scientific Women’s Academic Network (Athena SWAN) Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. The Institute received an Athena SWAN Gold Award in May 2017.

See our Athena SWAN Gold Award application and read about our Athena SWAN activities and more.