The Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI) is the multi-disciplinary global health research and education network of Erasmus University and Erasmus MC. Through our research and education efforts, we seek to help diminish health inequalities between and within countries, improve people’s living conditions, and contribute to more effective and equitable healthcare of good quality worldwide.
Addressing the gross inequalities in health between countries and between social strata within countries, requires a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach that encompasses the fields of health care sciences, parasitology and virology, public health and epidemiology, economics, the social and political sciences.
The institutes that constitute the RGHI bridge disciplinary boundaries to analyze global health problems from the level of the virus to the health center, from health service logistics to governance, and from social stratification to population health outcomes. By working with partners worldwide and locally, we strengthen evidence-based policy making and practice while broadening the evidence base by learning from practitioners and policy makers.