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UK Global Health Academic Institutions, Consortia and Networks


Global Health Academic Institutions


Global health research consortia or networks


Global Health Academic Institutions

Global Health Academy

Global Health AcademyUniversity of Edinburgh : The Global Health Academy provides a wide range of opportunities including distance learning courses,  postgraduate opportunities and research. The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University is also the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training.

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King's Worldwide

King's Worldwide, Kings University, London. King's Worldwide has developed several overseas partnerships. It offers a wide range of opportunities for international research and study.   

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine : The London Scool of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a world leading centre for research, and postrafuate education in public and global health. The mission of the school is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

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Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development

The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development is an academic unit of the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, at the University of Leeds. Established for 30 years, the Centre has provided an international resource for education, research and technical assistance in health and development.

Its mission is to develop the capacity of health systems in lower-income countries, particularly in the public sector. The Centre has a well-established and popular portfolio of postgraduate and undergraduate courses. Alongside teaching, it also carries out research and consultancy programmes with International partners. 


Oxford Partnerships in Global Health

The University of Oxford has many international links, particularly in the field of global health where researchers are working in more than 30 countries. It works in partnership with institutions around the globe to investigate, "on the ground", some of the current leading causes of disease and death and to develop health training and infrastructure.  


UCL Institute for Global Health

The UCL Institute for Global Health officially became a UCL Institute in 2013 having previously been the Centre for International Health and Development in the Institute of Child Health. It takes a cross disciplinary approach and has a wide range of research and study. 

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Global health research consorita or networks



COMDIS-HSD is a research consortium co-ordinated through The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development at the University of Leeds. 

The aim of the COMDIS-HSD research programme consortium (RPC) is to provide evidence to improve health service delivery, and ensure policy and practice change in partner countries and beyond.

Funded by the Department for International development, COMDIS-HSD has £7.5 million for 6 years and is shared among our partners in Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Swaziland and the UK.

It has seven research themes aiming to improve demand for, access to, and quality of prevention and care for common diseases, especially in underserved populations (slums, marginal rural areas, migrants and fragile states). We do this by developing, testing and refining packages of essential curative and preventive services, linking facility- and community-based interventions.

Its 12 partners are ;

  • Malaria Consortium London, UK and Kampala, Africa
  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • NTP Bangladesh
  • Association for Social Development (ASD), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Beijing National and Guangxi Provincial Centres for Disease Control, China
  • Shandong Chest Hospital, China
  • Guangxi Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
  • Shanghai Changing District Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, China
  • Department of Clinical Medicine, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
  • The Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD), Nepal
  • The Good Shepherd Hospital Lubombo regional health, Swaziland

There are also additional collaborations in partner countries with the National Tuberculosis and Malaria Control Programmes and in Uganda with the HIV / AIDS and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) programmes.

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Global Health Network

The Global Health Network  The Global Health Network is an open collaboration aiming to support research in resource-limited settings by providing guidance, training, resources and career development. It provides a collection of websites that support research by sharing knowledge and methodologies. Each has been established to create a subject specific online community of researchers who can build collaborations, develop documents, share resources and exchange information. 

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Global Health Trials 

Global Health Trials provides a place for all researchers in global health, whatever their role, location or disease area to share their knowledge, tools and methods for conducting health research. 

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London International Development Centre

London International Development Centre : The London International Development Centre (LIDC) facilitates interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development.

It brings together social and natural scientists from across the University of London's Bloomsbury Colleges: Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, and the School of Oriental and African Studies.


ReBUILD Consortium 


The ReBUILD Consortium was an international health systems research partnership which between 2011 and early 2019 addressed the previously neglected area of health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS). Through new research and the support of evidence-based policy and practice, ReBUILD's partners aimed to help some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people access effective health care and reduce health costs burdens, in these highly challenging conflict and crisis-affected settings.


Working with research collaborators, policy makers, international & local organisations and networks, the consortium members have produced an extensive body of high quality, policy-relevant research, and supported its use in policy and practice (a summary of that work can be found here). 





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