About International Society of Global Health
Your Global Health Community
International Society of Global Health
Founded in Edinburgh, UK, in 2019, and registered as a not-for-profit organisation in Scotland (company № SC630328, VAT № GB 373 2611 09) at Caledonian Exchange, 19A Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8HE, UK, the International Society of Global Health (ISoGH) aims to promote global health as a field of scientific research and health care practice nationally and internationally; to produce, provide, exchange and disseminate information relating to global health research and practice; and to train, build expertise and capacity, increase learning and expand the general pool of professionals skilled in global health research and practice. It aims to achieve these goals through attracting new members, disseminating information through its website and the two scientific journals – Journal of Global Health (www.jogh.org) and Journal of Global Health Reports (www.joghr.org), its Summer Schools and its annual International Conference.
A Representative Voice of Global Health Community
ISoGH also aims to promote and develop services, technology and standards for global health research and practice and raise awareness of related issues. It aspires to act as a representative voice of its Members and make representation to national and international bodies on global health research and practice. it is open to forging strategic alliances with relevant agencies nationally and internationally, and to working collaboratively together with other organisations to promote and advance global health research and practice.
A Common Forum
ISoGH will take all steps as may be deemed expedient, whether solely or in concert with others, to raise and encourage funding for global health research and practice. It should provide a common forum for the development and coordination of global health research and practice strategies nationally and internationally. Generally, it will aim to promote the interests of Members as a whole and to promote global health research and practice to the benefit of the Society and its members.
ISoGH aims to disseminate knowledge and useful information through its website (www.isogh.org), through the Journal of Global Health (www.jogh.org), the Journal of Global Health Reports (www.joghr.org), Summer Schools and its annual International Conference on Global Health.
International Society of Global Health (ISoGH) is a not-for-profit company registered in the UK. It is governed by up to four Directors who are accountable to the members’ Board of Representatives. ISoGH is currently represented by its inaugural President, Professor Igor Rudan, FRSE, from the University of Edinburgh, UK.
Supporting effective philanthropy for global health and human development is an important part of ISoGH’s work. Currently, ISoGH funds research at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Global Health to highlight the importance of neglected diseases of the poor through the work of the Global Health Epidemiology Research Group (GHERG). It also supports setting research priorities in a more equitable way globally, using the tools such as CHNRI, EQUIST and PATHS to address the health problems of the underprivileged in poor countries. Additionally, ISoGH has created a new fund (the “Rose Fund”) to support effective interventions and programmes in global health and human development. Initially, ISoGH will identify organisations whose positive impact has been confirmed by rigorous research. In the longer term, it is anticipated that organisations will also apply directly to the “Rose Fund”.
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