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A person's life expectancy should not be determined by where they're born 

ISGlobal works to promote equality in health throughout the world.

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    The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) is an international benchmark and leading centre for research, created from an innovative alliance between academia, government and philanthropic institutions, which works to contribute towards the efforts undertaken by the international community to promote health around the world.


    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.


    ISGlobal's goal is to break the vicious circle that unfortunately exists in today's world: disease creates poverty and poverty creates more disease.

    The ultimate goal of the projects that make up our agenda is to correct inequalities in the health status of the world's different populations because, as noted by the essential principle of ISGlobal: "In the 21st century we should not tolerate a situation in which a person's life expectancy is determined by where they are born".


    Research to generate knowledge about diseases and the different strategies to tackle them worldwide.

    Training to transfer all this knowledge to people who can apply it in the field, in any community affected in the world.

    Global analysis and development to consolidate actions based on the knowledge generated and to transform the healthcare situation worldwide.

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