Also known as the International Doctorate in Global Health (INDIGO), the PhD Global Health was established as one of the first of its kind in the world. Led by the Centre for Global Health, INDIGO’s original partners include Columbia University and Harvard University in the USA; Queen’s University Belfast; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Makerere, Uganda; Ibadan, Nigeria; and the University of Malawi. Over the last few years however, the PhD Global Health has continued to grow and evolve and currently includes a much broader network of collaborators, allowing for greater flexibility in our partnerships.
The programme is specifically aimed at those with a keen interest in improving health and well-being through research, education, and service in collaboration with communities, other academic institutions, civil-society, and governments throughout the world. The PhD in Global Health programme aims to provide promising early-stage researchers with a world class experience and scholarship. By the end of their doctoral training, students will have gained first-hand knowledge and experience of conducting practical research in the areas of health systems strengthening, human resources for health, and equitable access to health care.
First cohort of Indigo Students at TCD 2009: (left to right) Amarech Obse, Vincent Jumbe and Richard Mugambe