Josep M. Antó: Scientific Research, the Backbone of ISGlobal's Work


Organized in several research groups, ISGlobal professionals lead and work in projects related to communicable and noncommunicable diseases and environmental factors. Its Scientific Director, Josep M. Antó, underlines the importance of creating new and reliable scientific knowledge that can be translated efficiently to reduce global health inequalities, as well as potential solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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ISGlobal is among the leading academic institutions contributing to the science needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN. Our mission is to provide new knowledge and develop potential solutions to achieve the SDGs, in particular Goal 3: Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, at all ages.

ISGlobal has a broad research and innovation portfolio. We are internationally recognised leaders in fields like malaria and neglected poverty-related diseases; maternal and child health in low and middle-income countries as well as in high income countries, especially in Europe; and urban health, including environmental determinants and the non-communicable diseases.

The driving force of ISGlobal is our tenured faculty with its capacity to attract junior talented researchers internationally, together with our network of great partners around the world. In particular, those in Mozambique, Bolivia and Morocco.

We live in the Anthropocene period and, despite important progress in previous decades, we are facing unprecedented threats both to human health and to the health of the planet. We are developing leading science to face these challenges with a strategy that focuses on promoting interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity, and developing new science to face the complexity.

We are profoundly committed with the SGDs and Planetary Health frameworks, and we work with a sense of urgency to make our world sustainable and fair.