UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Our Vision

The aim of the ICH Global Health strategy is to consolidate and expand research at GOS ICH in the context of global health, to support our mission to improve the health and well-being of children, and the adults they will become, through world-class research, education and public engagement.

  • Global health is an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health, and achieving equity in health, for all people worldwide.
  • It represents an approach that highlights trans-national health issues, determinants, and solutions.
  • To address complex issues, global health involves many academic disciplines within and beyond the health sciences, and promotes inter-disciplinary collaboration.
  • Successful global health aims both to improve population-based prevention of disease and to maximise access and quality of individual-level clinical care.

The majority of the world’s children live in low- and middle-income countries, and have historically lacked access to the full benefits of research capacities that have developed in high-income countries. Working with a wide range of partner organisations around the world, many of our research projects aim to address this imbalance. However, we also seek to highlight relevant research in child health across all countries, including the UK.

To achieve our vision, we aim to build and maintain a community of Global Health researchers at GOS ICH, who additionally can develop strong relations with complementary research institutions within London and worldwide. We work closely with other UCL Institutes including the Institute for Global Health, with whom we often co-supervise PhD students.