Global health

Global health is an emerging discipline that is being widely adopted by governments, international agencies and academic institutions. It recognises that health challenges, and their solutions, increasingly go beyond state borders.

Lord Crisp’s 2007 report, Global Health Partnerships: The UK contribution to health in developing countries, highlighted the key role NHS staff play in building capacity in health systems overseas and the mutual benefit for all of those who engage in such work.

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UHS global health recognises the existing contribution of our staff to global health, from humanitarian emergencies to long-term capacity building partnerships. We seek to create a sustainable and innovative hospital-wide global health program that engages staff from multiple disciplines to help solve the problems of global health.  

We aim to act as a hub for global health at the Trust through facilitating networking and collaboration, developing training and education opportunities and providing careers advice for those who wish to integrate global health into their work.

Our activities can be categorised within the following themes:

  • Education and training
  • Projects and partnerships
  • Networking and research

Contact us

There are a number of ways to get involved in Global Health, both as a part of the ongoing efforts at the Trust, or as part of the greater global health community. Please contact us for more information and subscribe to our mailing list at global.health@uhs.nhs.uk