Our staff 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. Many of these partnerships are founded on a decades-long history of collaborative research and training, with significant impact on the development of African leadership and capacity in both research and public health. The impressive breadth and depth of relationships across Africa provides world-leading research output, and mutually beneficial skills and experience to our staff, students and African partners.
In February 2018 the MRC Unit The Gambia and the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit formally joined LSHTM, building on a history of long-standing and successful collaborations with the School. The Units make up more than half our staff and provide an important focus for the School’s work in Africa, with the potential to serve as hubs for regional linkages.
Our MRC Units deliver innovative research on disease control and elimination, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, NCDs, and endemic infections.
Partner institutions and countries
We have extensive research, teaching and capacity strengthening connections with institutions across Africa.
Research groups and projects
The geographical and disciplinary diversity of our partnerships is reflected in the research groups and projects active in Africa.
Our Professional Diploma programme seeks to build capacity for postgraduate training and clinical research in Africa.