The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between academic, government, and philanthropic institutions to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.
ISGlobal provides a hub of excellence dedicated to scientific research and the provision of health care. The institute, which originated in a joint initiative of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and the University of Barcelona, has amassed over 30 years of experience in the field of global health. The pivotal mechanism of its work model is the transfer of knowledge generated by scientific research to practice, a task undertaken by the Training 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 aim is to improve Global Health through excellence in research focusing in Malaria (with a special emphasis on Malaria Elimination), Chagas disease, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections, Viral and Bacterial Infections (mostly Antibiotic Resistance), and Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health. We are also increasingly involved in research on Population Movements and Health (including emerging health threats such as Ebola, dengue and chikungunya), leishmaniasis and tuberculosis.
Since 2013, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health works in alliance with the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL).
1.7 Access to care for leishmaniasis in Africa
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Geneva, Switzerland - Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium - University of Gadarif (UoG), Gadarif (Al Qadarif), Sudan