This TransGlobe programme focuses on health threats to vulnerable populations that often face complex, interwoven problems such as poverty, inequity and co-morbidity. Vulnerable populations are not only found in low-income countries, but also in Europe where groups with limited access to health services are growing. The studies conducted within the current programme will contribute to improved access to care and prevention.

Quality health services to ensure better health outcomes; innovative care constellations that build on patient/community engagement as well as public-private partnerships; and re-orientation of the current global health emphasis on infectious diseases by incorporating the challenges of non-communicable diseases and ageing. Integrated and effective global health solutions will be realised through synergistic, transdisciplinary and evidence-based research.