ICL: a picture of health

Imperial College London has launched a £100m Transforming Health and Wellbeing campaign in a bid to shape the future of public health

Imperial College London is looking to transform health and wellbeing with the launch of a £100m fundraising campaign.

The ambitious project will support the development of a new School of Public Health at the College’s White City Campus, which will pioneer new approaches to society’s most pressing healthcare challenges.

Through the Transforming Health and Wellbeing campaign, the College aims to raise £100m in philanthropic support to amplify work in four key areas: world healthfood and nutritioncommunity health and policy, and children’s health and wellbeing.

The aim is to create world class facilities for research, education, community outreach and clinical trials, and support staff and students through chairs, fellowships and scholarships.

“The ambitious project will support the development of a new School of Public Health at the College’s White City Campus, which will pioneer new approaches to society’s most pressing healthcare challenges.”

The core of the campaign will be to create a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary hub to provide collaborative, flexible, and interactive spaces for the College’s academics, students, and local community. With a focus on intervention and prevention, the School will seek to gain insight into some of the most complex issues in population health, consequently designing solutions to bring health innovations to those who need it most.

Professor Alice Gast, President of Imperial College London, said: “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way we work to improve health and wellbeing.

“We can make a difference in health and wellbeing by bringing powerful new diagnostic technologies, predictive capabilities, knowledge of our genetics, understanding of our microbiome and metabolism, and data analytics, to move us into a position of strength, making prevention and early intervention possible. Researchers from our world-leading School of Public Health are pushing these new frontiers to change outcomes in London, across the UK, and throughout the world.

“We will also have a tremendous impact in our community in White City. By taking an approach of listening to, collaborating with, and supporting local residents, we will develop a new mode of working with the community and a new paradigm for public health.”