We have a unique strength in Global Health due to its multidisciplinary grouping of academics, NHS partners, links to non-government organisations, volunteers and their partnerships in Manchester, across the northwest, nationally and internationally.
Global health is a growing field of academic study and research, our Global Health theme aims to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence for improving global health, mirroring MAHSC’s principal aims, through the provision of high quality education, research, advice on policies and strategies, and effective collaboration, operating locally, nationally and internationally and focusing particularly on low and middle-income countries (L/MIC). The group will look to shape the concept of global health itself; marking out Manchester Global Health as the centre of an international collaborative network of academics and practitioners where the high income established centres work alongside and support the nascent centres in L/MIC towards a common goal of improving health for all.
- To establish a Centre for Global Women’s Health in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work at The University of Manchester, with the aim of becoming a interdisciplinary cross faculty research theme in global health leading quickly to a nationally and internationally recognised MAHSC Centre for Global Health.
- To establish a comprehensive global health education and learning programme that includes undergraduates, postgraduates and CPD, and runs across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.
- To establish a MAHSC Centre for Volunteering, with the creation of the 'Manchester Made' branded volunteer, to provide support to existing overseas NHS health links and to help others become established. We will build an increased capacity for research and teaching in these countries and also accredited training courses for health care volunteers wishing to engage with partners overseas. The centre will also provide a programme of support to local diaspora, addressing health inequalities experienced here, and in their country of origin.
- To influence policymakers in developing the global health agenda at national, governmental and international levels.
- We are in the process of establishing an academic Centre for Global Women’s Health to address from the outset one of the fundamental measures of equitable access to a properly functioning health system. The Centre will promote improvements in women’s health though research, education and clinical practice. This will be at the frontline of a wider Centre for Global Health Research to be developed in the longer term.
- We are working towards documenting the diversity of global health related activity taking place across the MAHSC partnership and to this end we have developed a brochure with a sample of projects currently being planned and delivered. For more details about current activities, please see the MAHSC Global Health brochure (812 KB)
- We have now recruited a Research and Development Coordinator for Global Health, supported through the Research Deanery at The University of Manchester, and we anticipate that other key strategic appointments will be made to help achieve our aims.
MAHSC Lead for Global Health
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