The "Global Health Institute”, in short "GHI", was founded at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp. It originated from the former “International Health Unit”, established in 2009. Three professors Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden, Annelies Van Rie and Robert Colebunders (emeritus) joined forces to launch the GHI. They have a very extensive network of collaborations with partner institutions, universities and researchers and bring together a wide range of funds. Therefore it aims at interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments and faculties, as well as internationally.