Working in partnership is central to achieving our mission to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide. By collaborating with global partners we can bring the best people and knowledge together to achieve excellence in research, education, policy and practice. We have longstanding and extensive partnerships, especially in low and middle-income countries, and aim to ensure that collaborative work not only contributes to our mission and extends our impact, but also supports capacity strengthening and the development of research and public health leaders.
The development of more equitable partnerships is a priority in both the LSHTM Strategy 2022-2027 and the LSHTM Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-23. We are committed to building equitable research and education partnerships that facilitate understanding, fairness, awareness of each other’s contexts, trust and mutual exchange of expertise and knowledge.
We also aim to extend our connections by membership in relevant global health networks, including the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region, the European Global Health Research Institutes Network and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, as well as many professional associations and networks.
Activities in selected countries and regions are highlighted in the links below.
We collaborate extensively with Africa across a range of disciplines, themes and countries, with independent research institutions, local and UK government agencies, and large research-intensive universities.
Our collaborative work over many years with partners across the region has had a significant impact on the development of Asian leadership and capacity in both research and public health.
Our work in Latin America includes particularly strong historical links with Brazil, reinforced by our work on the Zika epidemic.
We work with many European institutions and collaborators and remain committed to maintaining and strengthening those partnerships in future.