Partnerships and networks

Meeting hosted by Uganda Virus Research Institute and UK-PHRST
Participants at a meeting on Partnering for Outbreak Preparedness and Response: Research and Capacity Building Collaboration in East Africa, hosted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute and the United Kingdom Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST), Entebbe, Uganda, February 2019.

LSHTM collaborates closely with a number of internationally leading research and teaching institutions within the UK, including University College London, Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the Sanger Institute, the Francis Crick Institute, and Public Health England. Many of these collaborations involve partners in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere, ensuring that LSHTM and the UK remain at the forefront of cutting-edge research to address global challenges.

Some of our multi-partner collaborative initiatives include:

London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research

Reflecting its position as a global leader in the field of neglected tropical disease (NTD) research, LSHTM is a founder member of the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research in collaboration with Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Veterinary College. The Centre brings together leading experts to build the evidence base around the design, implementation and evaluation of NTD control and elimination programmes.

London International Development Centre

LSHTM is also a founding member of the London International Development Centre (LIDC) which facilitates interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development, bringing together natural and social scientists from across the Bloomsbury Colleges.

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team

Funded by the UK Government, the UK-PHRST is jointly run by Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with Oxford University and King’s College London as academic partners. The UK-PHRST consists of public health experts, scientists, academics and clinicians ready to respond to urgent requests from countries around the world within 48 hours to support them in preventing local disease outbreaks from becoming global epidemics.

Public Health Research Consortium

The Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) brings together senior researchers from 11 UK institutions in an integrated programme of research, with the aim of strengthening the evidence base for interventions to improve health, with a strong emphasis on tackling socioeconomic inequalities in health.