About UNU-IIGH

Overview
  • UNU International Institute for Global Health, (UNU-IIGH), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the designated UN think tank on global health, the Institute serves as a policy translation hub for UN member states, agencies and programmes. The Institute generates policy-relevant analysis by applying a gender lens to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of health programmes. UNU-IIGH also supports capacity development of local decision makers and stakeholders to engage effectively with global health challenges within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    The objectives of UNU-IIGH are:

    1. To generate recommendations and build consensus on key global health issues through convening of policy dialogues with member states, UN agencies and other key stakeholders
    2. To undertake translation and dissemination of global guidance and recommendations in global health priority areas to make them relevant for country level decision makers
    3. To support implementation of global guidance through expert briefings, advice and training
    4. To develop analytical tools to inform the development implementation and evaluation of gender mainstreaming tools in health programming
    5. To review evidence and generate new knowledge in approaches to addressing gender inequalities in health and health outcomes
    6. To strengthen capacity for local decision making through South-South learning and fostering engagement between academics, professional associations, researchers, civil society and policy makers
    7. To develop knowledge products to inform global policy and best practice across health in the SDGs