Global Health

Developing education, research and capacity-building programmes in global health.

The King’s Centre for Global Health brings together people working and studying across King’s Health Partners to:

  • Promote collaboration in global health across the community - including all 21 Clinical Academic Groups within King's Health Partners - and partnered organisations globally
  • Help governments to improve health care and its outcomes by empowering people, strengthening organisations and enhancing systems.

Our approach to global health prioritises:

  • Inclusivity and collaboration: The Centre works to improve collaborative projects and teaching in global health between professionals, students, academics and institutions. There is an exciting range of activity taking place, linking out to other actors in the UK and abroad.
  • Mutuality with partners around the world: Health systems capacity building through long-term health partnerships has been an essential part of our global health work. Our partnerships promote mutual learning and understanding between partner institutions in the global north and south. In addition, we endorse the mutuality between the social, political and health sciences as well as between King's College London academics and clinicians working across our partner NHS Trusts.
  • Global citizenship: Our approach to global health also celebrates global citizenship by acknowledging and supporting ways that individuals and groups can get involved in tackling the profound inequities in health and wellbeing within and between high and low income countries. We strive to work with diverse actors at international, national, and local levels, and promote intercultural dialogue and collaboration.
  • Student engagement: The Centre is co-located with the Global Health education team, providing a unique opportunity to link the health partnerships teams into student engagement. Our global health work has been strengthened through sustained and effective student engagement within the Centre in our MSc and iBSc courses and the King’s Health Partners community.
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. It 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.
Jeffrey Koplan et al, The Lancet (2010)

Contact us

King’s Centre for Global Health (Denmark Hill campus)

Suite 2.13 Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ

T 020 7848 5168    

E global-health@kcl.ac.uk