Global Health Academy

Project profiles

Tackling global health challenges requires looking ahead, thinking in new ways and asking different questions.

Our research extends across the multiple disciplines in our three colleges and includes:

  • The dual burden of disease
  • Social inequalities in health
  • The translation of leading scientific advances into effective interventions

These research objectives are pursued by researchers from across the University through a wide spectrum of individual and collaborative research programmes and projects involving countries, networks and partnerships around the world.

Health Systems Strengthening

Health Systems Strengthing includes organisations, systems, people and outcomes involved in service delivery from information and financing to health workforce capacity, products, technology and leadership.

Primary Care

Primary care is normally the first point of contact and principal point of continuing care where patients would normally see such professionals as GP's, family physicians, nurse practitioners and Community Health Workers and depending on the nature of the health condition, may then be referred for secondary or tertiary care.

One Health

African man with calf over shoulders
One Health recognises that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected and spans multiple disciplines such as infectious diseases, zoonotics and neglected tropical diseases.

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

The Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) burden is changing the face of 21st Century health - more than 60% of global deaths are attributed to NCDs with Low and Medium income countries bearing the burden.

Child and Adolescent Health

The main health challenges and causes of mortality in those aged 1 month to 5 years are such illnesses as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and measles, with the majority preventable through practical, low-cost interventions.

Maternal Health

Improving Maternal Health - involves the health of women from pregnancy and childbirth through to the postpartum period. Some of the major causes of illness and mortality can be caused by such health issues as haemorrhaging, high blood pressure and infection.

eHealth and mHealth

eHealth and mHealth can be used from service delivery and monitoring & evaluation to knowledge exchange, with studies of health information systems and mobile IT- based health interventions in lower income countries growing.

Public Health

Are projects that take a policy-focused approach to understanding population health and the factors that may influence it from a wide spectrum of disciplines such as public health, political science, social policy, governance, economics and medicine.

Sport and Health

Two premises guide the work of the Edinburgh Academy of Sport: that sport has a part to play in addressing the challenges that face humanity in the 21st century and to be seen to be addressing such challenges.

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