International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)

Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Board members
  • The UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) seeks to contribute to the development and strengthening of health services policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries and to support implementation of promotive and preventive approach to human health.

    The objectives of UNU-IIGH are to:

    • enhance the efficiency, quality, access and equity in the delivery of healthcare services;
    • undertake and strengthen research in global health towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
    • facilitate dissemination of information and innovation on global health to developing countries;
    • build and enhance capacities crucial in addressing global health issues, especially in developing countries; and
    • promote networking among research institutions in developed and developing countries.

    UNU-IIGH website


  • Dr Sania Nishtar (Pakistan)
    Chair of Board, President of Heartfile, Islamabad

    Prof. Waleska Caiaffa (Brazil)
    Full Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, Belo Horizonte Observatory for Urban Health, School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais

    Dr Alex Ezeh (Nigeria)
    Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington

    Dr Maimunah A Hamid (Malaysia)
    Professor, Community Medicine in School of Medicine, International Medical University Malaysia

    Dr Flavia Bustreo (Italy)
    Assistant Director-General, Family, Women’s and Children’s Health, World Health Organization

    Ex Officio Members

    Dr David M. Malone (Canada)
    Rector, UNU

    Dr Obijiofor Aginam  (Nigeria/Canada)
    Officer in Charge & Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IIGH


    United Nations University
    International Institute for Global Health
    HUKM Complex
    Faculty of Medicine
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    Jalan Yaacob Latiff
    56000 Cheras
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    T: +60 3 9171-5394
    F: +60 3 9171-5402