University College London
The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH), based within the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, is the thriving research and teaching community at the heart of UCL’s Grand Challenge of Global Health. Drawing on the expertise of over 200 staff from across UCL’s departments, IGH take a unique cross-disciplinary approach to global health in both our research and teaching, responding to the fact that health problems – and their solutions – are influenced by the social environment as well as medical innovation. IGH offers a range of high quality teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Experienced staff have created cutting edge programmes in global health and international child health, uniting traditional public health concerns with economics, law, philosophy, geography, anthropology and other disciplines. In addition to the learning opportunities available within IGH, students have access to a wide range of seminars and lectures throughout UCL. In April 2015, IGH was awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award which celebrates IGH’s good practices in developing the careers of women in Science and Academic Medicine. The Athena SWAN awards process enables departments and universities to develop an action plan aimed at improving recruitment, retention and promotion of female academic and research staff.
Within the Institute there are active research partnerships and field sites in Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Mexico, Nepal and South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
More details are available from our website http://www.ucl.ac.uk/igh