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Research in Global Health

The work of King’s Global Health Institute is research-led, inspiring and informing our education and capacity-building programmes.

In the past year, KGHI has been awarded an NIHR Global Health Research Unit, and two Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research capacity-building programmes, comprising £23 million of funding for the period 2017 to 2021 (see projects page for details).

This portfolio of major awards, focusing on health system strengthening for integrated primary care, maternal care, surgical care, cancer and palliative care, includes partners in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa; Ethiopia, Kenya, The Gambia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Palestine, Turkey,  and Lebanon.

These new programmes allow us to build upon a substantial body of earlier and ongoing Global Health Research (650 publications from 2013-2017), which we have summarised into 11 main thematic areas; maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH); mental health; global ageing; global surgery; palliative care; global oral health; noncommunicable diseases (NCDs); social science; conflict and health; environment and health; health partnerships.

Many of these themes are both overlapping and interactive, and research agendas are pursued with a high degree of interdisciplinarity. Many KGHI faculty contribute to multiple research themes. 

Our doctoral students

Exceptional King's scholar contribute to our global health research.


Global Health research in action

Find out more about past and ongoing global health research on our YouTube channel