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Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research

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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.

Our partners include the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFOTDE) and Institute for Endemic Diseases (IED).

Our aims

  • To build capacity for independent research at three LMIC partner institutions, supporting environments that empower scientists to contribute to a wider African research enterprise.
  • To support research training for academic staff and postgraduate students, through a series of workshops and scientific meetings and an online resource centre.
  • To support individual researchers, who will receive tailored support and mentorship to develop their scientific ideas and submit competitive funding proposals.
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Current research

Our centre is involved in initiatives to help improve the healthcare of people throughout the developing world. Current projects include:

Podoconiosis - Subsistence Farmers

The elimination of podoconiosis

The Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research acts as an international, multidisciplinary, research hub for podoconiosis. Our multidisciplinary approach includes research into the epidemiology, immunology, mineralogy, genetics, bioethics, economics, education, clinical management and social impact of podoconiosis.

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Combating tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major focus of multidisciplinary investigation at The Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research. Despite being declared a global emergency over 20 years’ ago, one and a half million people still die from TB each year.

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Tackling antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health issue. The rise in resistance rates is alarming and an increasing number of countries are reporting resistance to all of the commonly used antimicrobials, leading to untreatable fatal infections. 

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Training and awareness

The Centre is committed to increasing awareness and research into ethics and community engagement involving biomedical research. With the increasing number of genetics and genomics research in Low- and Middle Income Countries (LMIC), exploring the social, ethical and cultural implications of such types of studies is crucial in understanding the concerns and issues of the people living in these countries. 

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Funding opportunities

Our goal is to develop the next generation of top class research fellows, supporting them to achieve their own research objectives and career goals.

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Events

Upcoming and previous events, including a conference on the role of the pharmacist in humanarian responses, an ethics workshop at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and a conference on the paradigms and practice of global health. 

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HIV testing

Our partners

Collaborating centres include the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Research Foundation in Tropical Diseases and Environment (REFTDE) and Institute for Endemic Diseases (IED).

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Our collaborators

Associated centres and partners include the Global Health Network, the Process Map, the Wellcome Trust, Nowgen, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the Centre for Global Health Policy.

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"Completing the MSc in Global Health made my career change possible."

 Marta Fernandez-Arias

 

Marta Fernandez-Arias now works for the American Refugee Committee (ARC) in South Sudan and recently published her masters research project which she completed in Peru.

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