Global Health Academy


News stories relating to the Global Health Academy and global health.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Distance Learning

New scholarships announced for students to advance their global health learning

COVID-19: Global Health concerns and a call for compassionate actions

Deserted streets of Edinburgh
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

Global access summit inspires practice change

Vibhu Sharma speaking at the Global Widening Access to Higher Education Summit with Justin van Fleet (CEO, Theirworld) Nov 2019
A summary of key messages from inspiring speakers at the World Access to Higher Education Summit hosted at the University

1st Congress of the International Mukwege Chair: Call for Abstracts

Shaping a future for women and children affected by sexual violence in conflict : an international responsibility

Edinburgh secures scholarships to tackle global health and environmental challenges

The University has won £600,000 of scholarship funding to enable 35 students from low-income countries to study for a part-time, online master’s qualification.

University of Edinburgh student launches sustainable initiative for menstrual hygiene

Sanitree: Promoting Sustainable and Stigma-free Menstrual Hygiene

Scotland-Based MSc Primary Care Ophthalmology Graduates Featured in Surgeons Quarterly December 2017 Issue

Congratulations to the inaugural cohort of five Scotland-based optometrists who have just graduated the MSc Primary Care Ophthalmology (online distance learning) programme.

Global health funding opportunities

A webinar is now available to detail a joint funding call into medical science and health interventions in developing countries.

10 New distance learning scholarships awarded

New scholarships awarded for overseas students to study the University’s distance learning Global Health Master’s programmes.

Universal Health Coverage - Health for All

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is about ensuring all health services are available to all individuals and communities and that in obtaining these services no financial hardship is caused. Today December 12th 2016 is the 3rd annual international UHC day in the growing movement pushing for Health for All

Technology tackles healthcare corruption

Claudia Pagliari and colleagues argue in this important paper that many digital good governance interventions are driven by an assumption that transparency alone will effect change; however responsive feedback mechanisms are also likely to be necessary.

Launch of the UK-Kenya Newton partnership – the Newton-Utafiti Fund

Kenya welcomed as the 16th partner country of the Newton Fund

Staff honoured by African Academy of Sciences

Dr Francisca Mutapi has been elected as a Fellow of the African Academy of Science. The award has been made in honour of her significant contribution to global health research, and her specific focus on improving child health in Zimbabwe.

Malaria study shows how multiple infections make disease worse

Scientists have discovered why infections with two types of malaria parasite lead to greater health risks – because one species helps the other to thrive. Find out more, and read the full research paper.

The "Business of eHealth"

This first conference on the "Business of eHealth" was held by Dr Olajide Adebola, a Commonwealth Global eHealth student in Nigeria

Commonwealth Scholar secures European Young Author Award and Project Funding

The MSc in Global eHealth team are delighted to share the news that one of their Commonwealth scholarship students, Dr Leckraj Amal Bholah has successfully published his first academic paper on eHealth. 

Beating Diabetes

The prevalence of diabetes for all age-groups worldwide is estimated to be 4.4% by 2030. Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5-10% of the total cases of diabetes worldwide. 10% of subjects with Type 1 diabetes may have impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia and may benefit from islet transplantation. Diabetes is also the most common pregnancy disorder with the prevalence of type 1, type 2 and gestational (GDM) diabetes all increasing among women of childbearing age.

30 New distance learning scholarships

New scholarships awarded for overseas students to study the University’s distance learning Global Health Master’s programmes.

New Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA)

On January 15th the new Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA) will be launched - a world leading academic unit dedicated to the anthropological study of the body, health, and medicine.