Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between «la Caixa», 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.

The pivotal mechanism of its work model is the transfer of knowledge generated by scientific research to practice, a task undertaken by the institute’s Education and Policy and Global Development departments.

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

Our vision is to be a world class research and translation centre in Global Health working towards a world in which all people can enjoy health

ISGlobals mission is to improve global health and promote health equity through excellence in research and the translation and application of knowledge

Main tasks in the project

ISGlobal is the coordinator of the EChiLiBRiST consortium leading the activities performed in collaboration with the partners.

The main role is the scientific coordination (WP1) ensuring the project follows the expected path and led the adjustments needed in case of need.
In addition to these coordination activities ISGlobal’s staff will lead WP7 on Health impact Assessment, WP8 for capacity building, training and networking and WP9 in collaboration with Asphalion for the regulatory aspects of the project.

ISGlobal will also have an important role in WP6 for Health economics and socio-behavioral sciences and will also be taking part to activities of implementation of the clinical trials to be performed in Mozambique.