UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care - advancing health across populations

The UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care addresses major 21st century health challenges such as health equity, obesity, tobacco and alcohol, ageing and the organisation of healthcare.



We are dedicated to teaching and capacity building in population health research and practice.



We aim to understand what determines health or disease in populations and we evaluate strategies to treat and prevent ill health.

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The Institute runs regular events and seminars across our various research departments. 



The Institute for Epidemiology and Health Care works in partnership with many international agencies, NGOs, Ministries of Health, educational institutions, the UK NHS and enterprise to improve health.



The Institute for Epidemiology and Health Care employs some of the world’s best scientific minds to work together towards improved public health for all. 



We produce a range of resources for health professionals, students and the public. 

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Leonard Cheshire launches data portal with DFID

Leonard Cheshire and the Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a disability data portal at the Global Disability Summit on 24th July 2018. The Leonard Cheshire Disability portal will tackle gaps in data and provide detailed and high-quality information related to a range of specific disabilities. For the first-time, disaggregated data from multiple and diverse sources across 16 development indicators in 40 countries will be pooled together in one resource and cross-country comparisons can be made. Data around key development themes including inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination is now available. The portal will help the global community to identify and understand the lives of people with disabilities around the world and specific measures and strategies can therefore be implemented accordingly. https://www.disabilitydataportal.com/

Published: Aug 2, 2018 2:45:52 PM

£10m to widen accessibility of assistive technology

The Leonard Cheshire Research Centre is excited to be part of the £10m research grant awarded to the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub at UCL from the Department for International Development (DfiD). This grant aims to widen access to assistive technology for disabled people; the funding will support the AT:2030–Life Changing Assistive Technology for All and will support six distinct projects. For example, the funding will help to create an Innovation Hub in east Africa led by the Government of Kenya and the University of Nairobi, to test and trial new ideas. The AT:2030 project aims to achieve at least 10 disruptive technologies with potential for life-changing impact, six innovative service delivery models and to reach at least 3 million people by the end of the project.

Published: Aug 2, 2018 2:45:52 PM

IEHC Senior Promotions

We are extremely happy to report that Senior Promotions for 2017-18 have been announced and that the dedication of many staff across IEHC has been recognised (effective 1st October 2018). These promotions reflect excellent contributions in teaching, research, development of others and real world impact. Please join me in congratulating the following staff on their well-deserved promotion:

Published: Jul 19, 2018 2:00:53 PM

BSc Population Health Open Day

UCL held it's Undergraduate Open Day on Friday 29th June and Saturday 30th June. The event was fully booked and IEHC's BSc Population Health team welcomed potential students to help them to get to know us, our campus and surroundings, and enable them to decide if UCL is the right place for them to study.

Published: Jul 2, 2018 9:40:52 AM

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