Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

ISGlobal's mission is to promote health equity through excellence in research and the translation and application of knowledge

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).


1.6 Economic and business impact evaluation of Public-Private Partnerships for the development of drugs and diagnostic tools for leishmaniasis and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STPH), Basel, Switzerland - Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Geneva, Switzerland - Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain

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

2.4 Systemic insecticides in dogs to control zoonotic visceral leishmaniasis

Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR), Zaragoza, Spain - Verdi R&D, Louveigné, Belgium - Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain - The University of Warwick (WARWICK), Coventry, United Kingdom

2.6 Development of new sand fly exposure markers to evaluate vector control tools

Charles University in Prague (CUNI), - Coris BioConcept (CORIS), Gembloux, Belgium - Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain

2.7 Evaluation of canine leishmaniasis vaccine under field conditions in Spain

Charles University in Prague (CUNI), - Clínica Veterinaria CANIS, Girona, Spain - Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain - Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain