Institute for Global Health


About the Institute

The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) is a world-leading centre of research and teaching excellence in global health.


Our vision is to collaborate across disciplines to find solutions to global health problems. We believe there is no single solution to the world’s health problems. A cross-disciplinary approach is at the heart of our research and teaching, and we draw on the expertise of over 200 staff from across UCL.


Our research
We undertake research in developing and transitional countries, to change lives around the world. We aim to produce world-class research which can be translated into workable solutions for policy makers. Read more >>


Our teaching
We give students the tools they need for a real understanding of global health work. Staff with a unique breadth of experience unite traditional public health concerns with economics, law, philosophy, geography, anthropology and many other disciplines. 


Our collaborations and partnerships
The cross-fertilisation and application of global health expertise at UCL is coordinated through the UCL Institute for Global Health. Read more about our collaborations and partnerships around the world.

Our Institute forms part of a wider community of departments and teams working on Global Health at UCL.  This community helps us to foster close links and work on common goals with our colleagues at the Grand Challenge of Global Health, the Global Engagement office and the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI).  Read more on the Global Health at UCL website.

History of the Institute


Previously a unit under the Institute of Child Health (known as the Centre for International Health and Development), the department became officially independent in August 2013.

Support the work of the IGH

Support Our Work

Details about donating and fundraising to support our research.

IGH public engagement

Public Engagement

More about how we work with stakeholders to ensure that research translates into health gains and knowledge transfer. 

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Sustainability and Green Impact

The IGH approach to sustainable ways of working in global health