Global Health Academy

Advancing the Human and Planetary health

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

Health affects every aspect of our lives. Planetary health is at the centre of all global health activity – it is essential for the flourishing and wellbeing of people and planet. The Sustainable Development Goals provide a global blueprint for reducing suffering and enabling wellbeing.


Agents of Change: Our Programmes and Activity

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The Global Health Academy links disciplines and works across all three Colleges at the University of Edinburgh. We lead, shape and support initiatives to improve health and advance the Sustainable Development Goals.


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

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.

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

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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.

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