Making science work for development

Global health

Health is one of the key challenges for international development, with one child a minute dying from malaria, and many other lives ruined by infectious and non-communicable diseases.

UKCDS member organisations fund hundreds of millions of pounds of health research every year, from fundamental genetics to clinical trials and the study of how health systems could be improved. Some of this research is funded by single Members, but increasing amounts is funded in partnership, like the joint Global Health Trials Initiative (MRC, Wellcome Trust and DFID).


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Latest updates

11 July 2010
The new MRC Strategic Plan 2009-2014, Research changes lives, sets out the MRC's direction for the future. One of the strategic aims highlighted in the document is 'Going Global'.
  • Global health
  • Health and development
1 July 2010
DFID five year research strategy.
  • Global health
  • Health and development