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King's Centre for Global Health
Global Health has been identified by King’s Health Partners as a key cross-cutting theme to its work and we aim to make a significant contribution to this field.
King’s Health Partners recognises that through effective external partnerships there is potential to contribute significantly to the health and well-being of those in lower and middle income countries. One such partnership was formed in February 2010 with Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), a non-governmental organisation which supports international partnerships for global health. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is also emerging as a key strategic partner.
Global health is an emerging discipline that is increasingly being adopted by governments, international agencies, academic institutions and civil society, as it recognises that health challenges and their solutions increasingly transcend national borders.
It is difficult to define what we mean by ‘global health’, but the key themes are well described by the following:
“Global Health is an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global Health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the global health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population-based prevention with individual-level care”.
Koplan et al, The Lancet (2010).
At King’s Health Partners this definition has been integrated with the tripartite mission by categorising our approach to global health within the following themes:
In addition to utilising the enormous capacity and breadth of all nine Schools within King's College London, Clinical Academic Group engagement forms an essential part of our global health strategy.
How to get involved?
- Sign up to the regular Global Health newsletter via our website
- Join the online King’s Health Partners Global Health Group by setting up a profile on the King’s Health Partners website
- Come along to the series of Global Health Events
- Join the global health teaching faculty
- Get in touch with Capacity Building leads
- Meet with the Global Health Offices team to discuss new opportunities