Imperial College London
The School of Public Health at Imperial College London combines world-class research at the local, national and international level, translating science and epidemiology into policy, health education and primary care. Together with its research, teaching and evidence-led policy work, the School of Public Health aims to address the major public health challenges of the 21st century. The Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology promotes interdisciplinary research in the epidemiology, population biology, evolution and control of various infectious diseases.
The Department hosts Partnership for Child Development - an internationally renowned research organisations working in the field of NTD control:
Partnership for Child Development
The Partnership for Child Development (PCD) is committed to improving the health, education and nutrition of school-aged children in middle and low-income countries. PCD works to build the evidence base around cost-effective solutions to control and elimination NTDs within an integrated school health and nutrition framework.
The Department is also home to a number of NTD research groups, each with significant expertise in the area of the epidemiology and control of NTDs. These groups engage in various research activities while aiming to answer key questions about NTD dynamics and control.
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative/Unlimit Health
In 2002, Imperial College London hosted the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI), which worked with health ministries in sub- Saharan African countries to support programs controlling and eliminating two types of parasitic worm infections: schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. In 2019, SCI left Imperial College London to become an independent non-governmental organization and is currently operating as Unlimit Health.
These research groups include: