The Global Health and Infection Department works in close partnership with our parent universities (the Universities of Brighton and Sussex) to develop novel opportunities for research in order to help improve health and health equity globally.
We collaborate with the Centre for Global Health Policy at the University of Sussex and with the prestigious Institute of Development Studies (IDS), on the University campus. Sussex, with IDS, was recently ranked the top University in Europe for Development Studies by the QS University World Rankings. Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues at these institutions are facilitated through a Global Health Network that meets regularly and organises a seminar series and an annual conference.
We also work in partnership with community organisations, universities and non-governmental organisations based locally and internationally. For instance, we have a Health Link with the Medical School and University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, which supports educational activities such as staff and student exchanges, and we are now developing a similar link with the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala.
As part of the Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research we have partnerships with academic institutions in over 25 countries, including two large NIHR-funded programmes of research into neglected tropical diseases (NTDS): The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on NTDs at BSMS, and the Social Sciences for Severe Stigmatising Skin Conditions (5S) Foundation.
We are responsive to the needs identified by our partners and strive to grow alongside our partners' in our capacity for research and research management.