AN ACADEMIC COLLECTIVE WORKING ON THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

WE ARE BASED LARGELY WITHIN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON'S INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH (IGH)

WITH LINKS TO THE LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE, UCL ECONOMICS, THE INSTITUTE FOR FISCAL STUDIES, UMEA UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN.

WE HAVE ACTIVE PROJECTS IN INDIA, NEPAL, BANGLADESH, MALAWI, UGANDA AND IRAN.

FEATURED PROJECT
The general objective of DIFFER is to improve sexual and reproductive health for all women by expanding and strengthening sexual and reproductive health services, and providing and testing targeted interventions for female sex workers (FSW) in the context of existing health systems. The research will take place in 3 sub-Saharan» Learn more
FEATURED PAPER
Women's groups and health education by peer counsellors can improve the health of mothers and children. We assessed their effects on mortality and breastfeeding rates in rural Malawi. We did a 2×2 factorial, cluster-randomised trial in 185 888 people in Mchinji district. 48 equal-sized clusters were randomly allocated to four» Learn more
TEAM MEMBERS
Timothy Colbourn
Timothy joined the Centre for International Health and Development at ICH (a precursor to the new UCL Institute for Global Health) in 2007, living and working in Malawi for 4 years on a large randomised controlled trial of community women's groups and health facility quality improvement aimed at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. During this time he» Learn more