Health and Medical Sciences


Bacterial diseases, Cancer, Environment, Global health, HIV/AIDS, Infectious pathologies, International health, Malaria, Migration, Viral diseases




Fundació Bancària “la Caixa” – Ministeri de Sanitat, Serveis Socials i Igualtat – Ministeri d’Afers Exteriors i Cooperació – Generalitat de Catalunya – Ajuntament de Barcelona – Universitat de Barcelona – Hospital Clínic de Barcelona – Fundació Ramón Areces – Parc Salut MAR – Universitat Pompeu Fabra




Rosselló, 132, 7a – 08036 Barcelona
Tel. +34 932 271 806

Responding to new global health challenges in the 21st century

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between “la Caixa” Foundation, and academic and government institutions to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health.

ISGlobal is a consolidated hub of excellence in research that has grown out of work first started in the world of health care by the Hospital Clínic and the Parc de Salut MAR and in the academic sphere by the University of Barcelona and Pompeu Fabra University. The pivotal mechanism of its work model is the transfer of knowledge generated by scientific research to practice, a task undertaken by the institute’s Education 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.

On June 2016, the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), a ten year-old institution of excellence in advanced epidemiological research on environmental factors that affect human health, completed its integration into ISGlobal. The merger of both centres into a larger ISGlobal with increased capacities is the result of a strategic alliance that started in 2013.