Avoidable and preventable death and disease are among the major challenges facing the world today. At UCL we are in an excellent position to help overcome the barriers to global health when we work together.
The cross-fertilisation and application of global health expertise at UCL is coordinated through the UCL Institute for Global Health. It has developed an institution-wide agenda leading to strategies, programmes, research and teaching to bring our combined expertise to bear on the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health.
The solutions to achieving this reside equally in all our disciplines: from the arts and humanities, built environment, engineering and law to basic and applied biomedical sciences.
Below is the link to a list of researchers who are currently working in the field of global health research at UCL. Follow the link to find their contact details and more information about their work.
Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI)
UCL was awarded £31.6m from the Wellcome Trust to develop the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), a new organisation that bring together two leading centres of research (K-RITH and the Africa Centre) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal to fight the co-epidemic of TB and HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
AHRI is committed to working towards the elimination of HIV and TB disease and carries out research on population and health issues affecting a rural population with one of the highest burdens of HIV in the world. AHRI is a multidisciplinary, independent research institute based across two sites in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Its goal is to become a source of fundamental discoveries into the susceptibility, transmission and cure of HIV, TB and related diseases. It also seeks ways to improve diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
To achieve this, it brings together leading researchers from different fields, uses cutting edge science to improve people's health, and helps to train the next generation of African scientists.
AHRI's research is truly collaborative: it works with over 60 academic and clinical institutions in South Africa, and elsewhere in Africa and the world.
AHRI's major funders are Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Its academic partners are the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and University College London.
Professor Deenan Pillay, Professor in Virology in the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity, is Director of AHRI.
The UCL Research Coordination Office is supporting coordination of UCL-AHRI collaborations and would be keen to hear from any UCL staff interested in developing joint research projects, PhD supervision, joint positions and secondments. Please contact Sam Mardell.
" "The UCL Population & Lifelong Health Domain is supporting coordination of UCL-AHRI collaborations and would be keen to hear from any UCL staff interested in developing joint research projects, PhD supervision, joint positions and secondments."