Multidisciplinary Centres of Excellence
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine centres lead cross-School research and teaching initiatives. These centres are multi-disciplinary, drawing on expertise from across the School to address global health challenges. These centres have long-standing and extensive partnerships, especially in low and middle-income countries, working on a broad range of health issues, such as gender violence and health, global mental health, nutrition, non-communicable diseases, HIV/ AIDS, TB and malaria, as well as health service delivery and health economics.
MARCH : Maternal and Reproductive Child Health
Maternal, reproductive and child health issues cause up to nine million deaths a year. Our team of researchers, students and practitioners in MARCH are working to address this. Pioneering multi disciplinary research into complex issues such as maternal morbidity and newborn health is saving countless lives. With your support we could save even more.
Barriers to effective prevention and treatment of malaria, especially among the poorest and most vulnerable, can only be overcome using research which cuts across traditional scientific boundaries. The School’s Malaria Centre brings together work from laboratory, field, economic and social sciences. Your support will ensure that this vital work can continue and grow.
Often thought of as a “Victorian disease”, TB still poses a major health risk to many of the world’s people. There were 1.4 million deaths from TB in 2010. The TB Centre provides a focus for the School’s long-established global research expertise in tuberculosis epidemiology, immunology, diagnosis and treatment. The centre builds on the success of existing collaborative projects in more than 30 countries including the UK, South Africa, Uganda, Senegal, Malawi, India, Pakistan, China, Peru and South Korea. Your support ensures these international partnerships flourish.
Centre for Global Mental Health
The vast majority of the hundreds of millions of people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders in the world do not have even their basic health care needs met. Most of these people live in low- and middle-income countries. The Centre for Global Mental Health works collaboratively to foster research and training in policy, prevention, treatment and care, to address this urgent public health crisis.
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases
Non-communicable diseases have long been the major cause of mortality and morbidity in high income countries, and are now reaching epidemic levels in low and middle-income countries. Support for the Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases will strengthen research, training and international networking in research and health policy.