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Global Health

King's Centre for Global Health

The King’s Centre for Global Health promotes collaboration between Global Health activities across King’s College London and King’s Health Partners. The Centre networks widely with the 21 Clinical Academic Groups (CAGs) and Education Academy, as well as across KCL Arts and Sciences and Health Schools. The Centre aims to strengthen the national and international profile of King’s in the field of global health and to build strong programmes in education, research and capacity building. We put particular emphasis on our relationships with NGOs (including THET), policymakers, funding organisations and other academic institutions across the UK and EU and with partners in the global north undertaking similar work.

Our concept of global health is based on the Koplan et al definition (Lancet 2010):

“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”.

Our approach to global health at King’s is based on five key principles: global citizenship; mutuality with partners; student engagement; inclusive community; and collaboration.

King’s has identified four initial global health themes where we have particular strength.

  • Conflict & Health
  • Global Mental Health
  • Health System Capacity Building
  • Women’s Health

We have three main areas of global health activity:

  • Education & Training
  • Capacity Building
  • Applied Research

The King’s Centre for Global Health is based at the Denmark Hill Campus. As well as leading the strategic development of global health at King’s and facilitating collaboration and communications, the Centre is responsible for:

  • Undergraduate global health teaching (including medical school teaching and the intercalated BSc)
  • Capacity building partnerships in Sierra Leone, Somaliland and Zambia
  • Health system capacity building research

Our website is currently under construction, but further information can be found at:

Contact Details:

  • Address: 2.13 Weston Education Centre, Denmark Hill Campus, King’s College London, London SE5 9RJ
  • Telephone: 020 7848 5168
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