About the Centre for Global Health

Research at Karolinska Institutet’s Centre for Global Health aims to improve health and achieve health equity for people worldwide, regardless of gender, ethnic origin or socioeconomic background.

By developing tools for the prevention, control and treatment of major diseases, we want to contribute to closing the gap in global health inequalities.

A focus on the diseases of the poor

Global health refers to health issues that have a global political and economical impact across national borders. Our focus lies on diseases, both infectious and noninfectious,
in the context of poverty. Our research aims to answer questions relating to the social determinants of health and injuries, including gender-specific needs in policies and interventions, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age and urban/rural aspects.

Integrated disciplines for successful research

The Centre for Global Health is a collaboration across disciplinary boundaries where researchers from molecular and clinical medicine, public health and technology work
together. The centre includes research, doctoral education and undergraduate education. We also collaborate with international partners. In addition, we establish infrastructure for conducting field research in poor societies.

Extensive global collaboration

Most of our research projects deal with poverty-related health issues in low-income countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We have extensive research collaborations with over 60 countries including Vietnam, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. 

Contact us

Director of the centre

Professor, senior

Vinod Diwan

Phone: 08-524 833 86
Organizational unit: Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), K9
E-mail: Vinod.Diwan@ki.se

Student initiatives

PhD student

Giulia Gaudenzi

Phone: 08-524 877 91
Organizational unit: Research Group Hermanson
E-mail: giulia.gaudenzi@ki.se



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