Launched in 2018, King’s Global Health Institute (KGHI) is an interdisciplinary centre for research, education and training, working to a new Global Health agenda. Our Institute is the voice for Global Health at King’s, and the focal point for our large academic community of Global Health researchers and students. KGHI embodies King’s commitment to Global Health and will catalyse and champion high-impact interdisciplinary research, focused on improving healthcare in less developed settings.
World leaders have recognized the need to close the health outcome gap, through prevention, better access and coverage, and more efficient and effective delivery of healthcare. In 2015 the United Nations adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) extending the Global Health agenda beyond the ongoing business of the Millennium Development Goals. Priority is given to universal health coverage, health workforce development, chronic disease control, and the impact of the environment on health.
King’s Global Health researchers work in mental, palliative, surgical, ageing, cancer, dental, maternal and newborn healthcare, and the impacts of conflict and environment on health. Healthcare delivery, health system strengthening and workforce development are key priority themes running through all of our programmes. Our health partnerships with Somaliland and Sierra Leone demonstrate what can be achieved through long-term commitment to healthcare development. Our interdisciplinary strengths in global affairs, policy studies, and social science, linked to health, allow us to develop radically different approaches to thinking about barriers and facilitators, and finding solutions.
Our global health undergraduate and postgraduate-taught programmes and doctoral research training are enriched and shaped by our research agenda, and partnerships.
Our Mission and Values