Global Health Collaborative

Family planning research in Kenya - Dr Lucy Obolensky, EGHO research project.

Created in 2016, the Global Health Collaborative (GHC) represents the coming together of individuals and organisations with an interest in global health issues.

Through innovation and partnership working, the GHC uses its collective expertise in clinical education, research and social engagement to further the understanding of global health challenges and to build resilience into health promotion and disease prevention programmes worldwide.

Global health

“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”
Koplan et al, The Lancet (2010)

To collaborate locally to deliver globally 

Our aim is to contribute to improving health and health systems, both locally and globally, through a focus on outstanding clinical education, world class research, innovation, and strong social engagement.

GHC objectives:

  • To build resilience for mitigating local and global health challenges
  • To raise awareness and promote understanding of local and global health and health system challenges, amongst professionals, students and the general public.

GHC will

  • Promote, enable and support the development of Global Health partnerships
  • Provide a forum for the sharing of knowledge of and expertise in Global Health
  • Create and provide opportunities in Global Health Education within the University of Plymouth
  • Improve training and accreditation of volunteers working on Global Health projects
  • Enhance awareness in Global Health issues through events and a public lecture series
  • Develop opportunities for partners to participate in Global Health research and Innovation.
  • Foster positive relationships with all other relevant sectors with influence and impact on Global Health policy and initiatives (e.g. environmental science and economics)