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Global health

Working together to create a healthier world

Global health

As a global company with a worldwide audience, we work to transform health outcomes.

As a values-driven company serving international communities everywhere, we recognise the information problems experienced by medical professionals working in global health.

By working in partnership, we can make a difference. We have partnered with organisations that share our vision to ‘help create a healthier world’, including CABI, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Cape Town.

Through these relationships, we can successfully lend our leading evidence-based content, expert skills and links to relevant audiences. We are currently working closely on four important initiatives to help make sustainable improvements in global health:


Within its first year, BMJ Global Health is already contributing to a healthier, more equal world. The journal covers all aspects of global health with a particular interest in submissions that address the underfunded area of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Editor-in-Chief Dr Seye Abimbola's highlights over the past year include an intense debate around the reform of the WHO, the publication of important papers regarding the ongoing conflict in Syria and the threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria, as well as articles discussing the management of infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV.

For more information, or to submit a paper, visit the website:

PACK answers the questions of clinicians and nurses who are treating patients in remote regions.  Covering 40 common symptoms and 20 chronic conditions, the printed handbook provides evidence-based content and localised guidelines sourced primarily from BMJ Best Practice and WHO.

Its practical and easy to use design is proving to be an invaluable tool for over 6,000 clinics across South Africa, Nigeria and Brazil. 

 “PACK gives you so much confidence because you know you are within the prescribed guidelines of the Western Cape health department so you are covered.” Sister Gloria Gordon, Ceres Hospital


Our newest modules-based programme, Research to Publication, helps researchers and authors worldwide develop their research skills and learn how to write papers that get published. The initiative is part of our commitment to building medical research capabilities around the world. Created in collaboration with UCSF, the programme is already used in Zambia, Angola, India, Pakistan, and Mexico.


Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to child mortality worldwide. According to UNICEF, it is estimated that undernutrition contributes to the deaths of about 5.6 million children under the age of five each year.

For this reason, the Department for International Development has funded the mNutrition initiative, which works to improve the lives of 3 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The initiative provides relevant, actionable messages via their mobile phones to help them adopt positive nutrition, health and agricultural practices. BMJ has been working with Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International , Oxfam, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and International Livestock Research Institute to build the capacity of local content for organisations in 12 countries by producing the messages required and to adopt sustainable models for content development.

HINARI and Research4life  

As one of the original members of HINARI, part of Research4Life, we have provided free access to all of our journals and journals archive to institutions in developing countries for over 15 years.   The goal of Research4Life is to reduce the knowledge gap between high-income countries and low- and middle-income countries by providing free or affordable access to critical scientific research.

Scroll down to find out how you can get involved in our global health initiatives.

Introducing research to publication

Introducing research to publication

Dr.Trish Groves, Head of Research at BMJ and Editor-in-chief of BMJ Open, talks about BMJ's new online learning programme which teaches the skills necessary for success throughout every stage.

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Improving health outcomes in resource-poor settings

Improving health outcomes in resource-poor settings

Our mHealth initiative focuses on making medical knowledge available through mobile devices for primary care workers treating malnutrition in Nigeria and mNutrition. 

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Quantum leap forward for primary care within Brazil

Quantum leap forward for primary care within Brazil

PACK has successfully reached 20,000 health workers across 2,000 government healthcare facilities in South Africa. We are now promoting its global expansion, starting with Brazil.

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Partner with us today

Join us today and you will get the best advice, knowledge, reach and strategic guidance for your organisation.  partner_with_us

We welcome conversations with potential partners who share our values. If this is you, then please get in touch.


We are interested in talking to you about collaborating to create a partnership programme. Together we can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for Global Health.

Please contact Mitali Wroczynski to find out more. 

Mitali Wroczynski
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Global Health & Global Health Security
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 6517


We encourage governments, universities and NGOs to partner with us. Please contact Dr. Tracy Eastman today.

Dr Tracy Eastman, KTU Director of International Development
Tel: +44 (0) 208 872 6323


Talk to us today about how R2P can raise your institution's research capabilities to improve recognition and increase funding.  Please contact Richard Purdy.

You can also follow Research to Publication on Twitter: @BMJRtoP


Richard Purdy. Head of International Development
Tel: +44 (0) 207 383 6192

BMJ Global Health addresses the information problem in global health by being a vibrant discussion forum; an open and inclusive forum that brings together and addresses the broad community of global health stakeholders.

Dr Seye Abimbola, Editor-in-Chief​