About us

The University of Sussex’s International Development Society and Brighton & Sussex Friends of MSF are partnering up to host their inaugural national Global Health and Development Conference.

The conference has been developed with the support of faculty at the University of Sussex School of Global Studies, the Centre for Global Health Policy and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research at Brighton & Sussex Medical School.

University of Sussex’s International Development Society

The International Development Society (DevSoc) is the University of Sussex’s oldest society and aims to inform and educate members on development issues and solutions. As well as their annual Global Health and Development Conference, DevSoc organises a number of educational and social events throughout the academic year.

Brighton & Sussex Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières

Brighton & Sussex Friends of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are the official student support organisation for MSF at Brighton & Sussex Medical School and the universities of Sussex and Brighton. They aim to raise awareness of MSF’s work and involvement in global humanitarian affairs, advocate pressing human rights issues, provide information into the spectrum of career paths at MSF and raise money for their global appeals.


School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

The School of Global Studies is a global hub at the heart of Sussex University. Their mission is to generate knowledge and understanding that can make a difference, for a fairer, safer, more sustainable and more inclusive world. The University of Sussex is currently ranked first in the world for Development Studies in the QS World University Rankings.


Centre for Global Health Policy, University of Sussex

Established in 2011, the Centre for Global Health Policy seeks to creatively promote 
the quality and equality of people’s health around the world by advancing rigorous research 
for improving global health policy.


Wellcome Trust Brighton and Sussex Centre for Global Health Research

The Centre for Global Health Research contributes towards improving the health of some of the world’s poorest people by equipping high-calibre researchers to undertake excellent research that will impact on important, locally relevant global health problems.


Institute of Development Studies

Established in 1966, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is one of the worlds leading institutes for development research and teaching. The cutting-edge research at IDS produces analyses and theories that are used by communities, decision-makers and institutions to resolve complex development challenges. IDS envisions its work creating more equal and secure societies by reducing inequalities, improving sustainability and encouraging inclusivity as to free communities from poverty and discrimination.