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BMJ Global Health Initiatives meet global health and global health security priorities through:  healthcare workforce development with clinical decision support and E-learning,  building research capacitysharing knowledge through research journals, and strengthening health systems through programmes in primary care such as our Clinical Decision Support Training Initiative and PACK.

BMJ wins Geneva Centre for Security Policy’s 2018 prize for Innovation in Global Security. 

Our winning submission: Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Training Initiative,  provides primary care physicians and hospital specialists with access to BMJ Best Practice (an online clinical decision support tool) and BMJ Learning (an online interactive, multimedia learning platform), which contain evidence-based content on infectious diseases and their differential diagnoses.

New and emerging infectious diseases are a major threat to a global security. Health professionals are the first line of defence when it comes to detecting infectious diseases, and without a skilled health workforce, there can be no health security. The CDS Training Initiative builds health system resilience through workforce development, and focuses specifically on improving doctors’ knowledge of dangerous pathogens.  In addition to content on infectious diseases, users have access to the entire content of BMJ resources which covers 95% of the most commonly presented health conditions.

As of November 2018, the CDS Training Initiative has trained more than 12,500 infectious disease specialists and primary care doctors across 800 institutions in six countries. The initiative currently operates in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Jordan, Iraq and Vietnam with plans to expand to more countries over the next five years.

Want to find out more about our Clinical Decision Support Training Initiative? We work collaboratively across sectors and across nations to tackle emerging diseases. Learn about the many benefits of partnering with us and how you can incorporate the CDS training initiative into your health system. Contact Mitali Wroczinski today.  

We currently work with these partners and want to work with you too. Contact us today.

Convening people

The actors involved in global health are changing, and a multi-sectoral, cross-cutting approach is essential for tackling the priority issues.

We have extensive experience in bringing together thought leaders, policy makers, healthcare professionals and senior stakeholders from all sectors with an interest and mission for improving global health and global health security.
Our programme of events collectively attracts more than 10,000 delegates annually from over 85 countries, including: Contact Lalitha Bhagavatheeswaran to talk to us today. 

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Mitali Wroczynski works closely with ministries of health, agriculture, and defence to influence policy decision-making, and develop new global health partnerships.

She pioneered BMJ’s clinical decision support training initiative that supports healthcare professionals working in low and middle-income countries to improve the detection, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases and contributes to building health system resilience. Mitali has also played a key role in making risk communication a central issue for managing major infectious disease outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics, as part of the EU-funded programme, TELL ME.  

Contact Mitali to find out how together we can address global health and global health securities priorities: 

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


Talk to us today about how Research to Publication 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


The Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) is a clinical decision support programme guides primary healthcare clinicians through the diagnosis and management process of more than 500 common symptoms and conditions, including:

  • Cardiovascular and respiratory disease
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV and AIDS and other infectious diseases
  • Skin disorders
  • Women’s health
  • Mental health
  • End-of-life care. 

This four pillar training programme improves primary health care in low and middle income countries. It works most effectively by partnering with governments, universities and NGOs to partner with us. Provide PACK to your clinicians working in remote areas today by contacting Dr. Tracy Eastman.

Dr Tracy Eastman, KTU Director of PACK Global Development and Delivery
Tel: +44 (0) 208 872 6323