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Global Health and Infection

Global Health and Infection have been core to the BSMS strategy since the medical school opened in 2003. These disciplines have grown alongside BSMS and a new department of Global Health and Infection emerged in 2014. 

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Global health and Infection department

The Global Health and Infection department runs a vibrant research programme with academic links around the world via the Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research and the NIHR Unit for Neglected Tropical Diseases. Crosscutting themes such as ethics and mental health ensure we have strong collaborations with colleagues in other departments across the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. We also run a Global Health and a Global Pharmacy MSc programmes. 

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Infection and immunology

Research areas

Our research takes an interdisciplinary and responsive approach. We work on existing and newly arising global health issues, including neglected tropical and non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases (tuberculosis, malaria, HIV), hospital-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance, health risk behaviours and their determinants, occupational health policy and practice, ethics and community interventions.

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Meet our team

Our team members are based between BSMS, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and various overseas institutions. See them all in one place here.

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News and events

The latest news and events from the Global Health and Infection department.


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The Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research

Established in 2014, the Centre for Global Health Research contributes towards improving the health of some of the world’s poorest people by equipping high-calibre researchers to undertake excellent research that will impact on important, locally relevant global health problems.

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NIHR Global Health Research Unit for Neglected Tropical Diseases

Established in 2017, the NIHR Global Health Research Unit for Neglected Tropical Diseases at BSMS aims to improve our ability to diagnose, prevent and treat podoconiosis; develop tools to prevent mycetoma and strengthen the ability of low-income countries to respond to scabies outbreaks.

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