Cluster in International Health – University of Copenhagen

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Cluster in International Health

The Cluster in International Health focuses on major health problems affecting low-income countries, such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Type 2 diabetes. It approaches the study of these diseases by combining and integrating basic, clinical and public health research. In addition to this, clinical pharmacology is a cross disciplinary field, in which therapeutic drug monitoring, drug resistance and drug development for patients with malaria, tuberculosis and diabetes is conducted.

The cluster is linked to the Graduate School in International Health, headed by professor Thor Theander and the Master's degree programme in International Health, headed by Associate Professor, Helle Samuelsen.

The cluster consists of about 15 scientists from the Department of Public Health and Department of International Health, Immunology and Medical Microbiology and the Department of Infectious Diseases, at the national hospital, Rigshospitalet. The cluster also collaborates with the Steno Diabetes Centre, Statens Serum Institut and Roskilde University Centre, as well as institutions in East Africa and South East Asia.

The Faculty provides the cluster with approximately 10,6 mill. DDK in additional funds, distributed over a five-year period.

Cluster leader: Professor Ib Bygbjerg
Tel: +45 3532 78 35
Email:  I.Bygbjerg@pubhealth.ku.dk