Global Health Academy

Delighted we will be welcoming new students in September through the Commonwealth Scholarships programmme.

Our Global Health Academy team secured 20 scholarships – 5 for 'Global Health Innovation' and 15 for 'One Health, One Medicine'.


We're delighted that that Francisca Mutapi has been selected as a TED Fellow, joining a class of 20 remarkable individuals who are collaborating across disciplines to spark positive change around the world.

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Held in March 2021, the first event in the Edinburgh Futures Conversations series saw experts from around the world share their perspectives of the pandemic and explore how to change and reshape public health systems to transform outcomes. Co-hosted by Edinburgh Futures Institute and the Global Health Academy.

Contributors included Dr Anthony Fauci, Dr Nanshan Zhong, Professor Sheila Tlou and Chelsea Clinton.

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New resource examining the relationship between the rule of law and health crises, focusing in particular on the present crisis (COVID-19) and identifying lessons for future pandemic preparedness.

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Featured Resource: Report calls for a single, all-encompassing international legal mechanism to protect children in armed conflict.

Working to elevate and strengthen the influence and impact of nurses and nurse communities around the world. A collaboration between the Global Health Academy and Nursing Studies.

About us

Our aims, what we do and why global health matters


"Compassion is the glue that holds the SDGs together" - Liz Grant

The SDGs, compassion and planetary health are vital and interconnected domains relevant to all aspects of University life.

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Working to ensure greater skills and attention is given to Palliative Care in humanitarian settings and emergencies. Read more

Deepening our understanding of the science, embedding and measuring of compassion – so we organise in ways that meet the world’s greatest challenges.

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Watch videos featuring University staff's contributions to this Congress: Recognising how interconnected humans, plants, animals and our environment are and the importance of a One Health approach. 

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Assistant Principal Prof Liz Grant, Director of the Global Health Academy reflects on the current Global Health crisis and issues a call for collective and caring action

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Learn about Planetary Health and how we are contributing.


Crossing global health boundaries, our work is innovative and interdisciplinary


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Explore global health post graduate opportunities from across the University of Edinburgh

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Developing a sustainable programme of cervical cancer screening in rural Malawi

We welcome members to the Global Health Academy from all spheres of life. Read more and join today.