ISGlobal is a well-established hub of excellence for research and healthcare that has grown out of the work carried out by Hospital Clínic and the University of Barcelona, with over 30 years' experience in the field of global health. Its main focus is to transfer the knowledge generated by science through the institute's Education and Policy & Global Development departments.
Since 2013, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health has also worked together with the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL in Catalan), which promotes and carries out advanced epidemiological research on environmental factors that affect human health, with the aim of helping to prevent and control the potentially harmful effects.
Through this strategic alliance, ISGlobal has established a ground-breaking cluster of research expertise with the capacity to address health challenges, including infectious diseases and chronic non-communicable diseases, particularly focusing on environmental determinants.
All this is possible thanks to a team of over 170 people working in more than 40 countries, generating in excess of 160 scientific publications and training over 300 professionals every year.