The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is a UC-wide initiative that stimulates, nurtures, and promotes global health research, education, and collaboration to advance health in California and worldwide.

UCGHI leverages the diverse expertise across the UC system to revolutionize training of future global health leaders and accelerate the discovery and implementation of transformative global health solutions.

UCGHI harnesses UC’s unparalleled resources. Hundreds of faculty, researchers, staff and students on all 10 campuses invest their passion and skills for healing the earth and its people into global health education, research and activities that influence policy. The UCGHI is organizationally part of University of California Health (UCH).

UCGHI brings together the health and non-health sciences to tackle increasingly complex global health problems. We believe that forging a transdisciplinary approach with authentic partnerships with our global collaborators and local communities has the greatest chance of ensuring sustained success. Only through such a concerted integration, across disciplines, campuses, and sectors can we truly impact global health.

Global health is about social justice. Social justice requires health equity: equal opportunities for good health within and between nations. Not everyone benefits equally when economies improve. The gap within California and within other countries is large. UCGHI tackles the root causes of global health disparity: gender inequity, poverty, food and water insecurity, and declining planetary health resulting from environmental degradation, pollution and climate change.