The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) was set up in 2010 as a result of an innovative alliance between the “la Caixa” Foundation, academic institutions and government bodies to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.

ISGlobal is a consolidated hub of excellence in research that has grown out of work first started in the world of health care by the Hospital Clínic and the Parc de Salut MAR and in the academic sphere by the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. Its working model is based on the generation of scientific knowledge through Research Programmes and Groups, and its translation through the areas of Education and Training, Innovation, and Analysis and Global Development.

Its ultimate goal is to help close the gaps in health disparities between and within different regions of the world that affect the most vulnerable populations.

Scientific research is the backbone of ISGlobal’s work. This activity is carried out with a focus on translational research and in collaboration with many partners and associates. Since the merger with the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in June 2016, ISGlobal focuses its research efforts on two main research areas: on one hand, infectious diseases and maternal, reproductive and child health; on the other hand, non-communicable diseases and environmental health. Its multidisciplinary approach allows it to encompass a wide range of fields and topics, ranging from molecular biology to clinical and epidemiological research.

Last updated : June 28, 2023