About us

IGHI is focused on the co-creation and diffusion of healthcare innovation to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges facing people today.

The Institute of Global Health Innovation is one of the six global challenge institutes at Imperial. We work to support the identification, development and widespread diffusion of healthcare innovation, and in doing so to sustainably reduce inequalities in global health for generations to come.

Led by Professor the Lord Ara Darzi since 2010, we're a multidisciplinary team of talented people from a range of backgrounds and specialities, from clinicians to engineers, policy analysts to economists. Together, our work drives the co-creation and diffusion of healthcare innovation to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges facing mankind today.

Housed within the Faculty of Medicine, we collaborate across the College’s wealth of multidisciplinary talent to innovate across science, technology, design and policy. Our aim by doing so is to develop evidence-based, cutting edge solutions to the issues faced by healthcare systems and to create transformational improvement in the quality and equity of patient care, population health and wellbeing.

Our work 

The breadth of our work is one of the Institute's defining strengths. Our major areas of focus are global health policy development, medical robotics, healthcare designnutrition and gut healthand health research across Africa.

Read our Interactive Brochure 2016 to find out more.