As a global top 20 University, with strengths in biomedical education and research, KCL has recognised the need to cohere its global health activities, crafting a solid base with a plan for future investment, growth and development. The new King’s Global Health Institute (KGHI) is a focal point for King’s Global Health researchers, a signifier of our institutional commitment, and a catalyst for a step change in the extent and impact of our research and educational programs. KGHI’s core vision is to establish a world-leading, cutting-edge research agenda, through major interdisciplinary research programs orientated to the scaling up of health services that are ‘fit for purpose’ in meeting the challenges of continuing care in resource-poor settings. King’s Global Health Institute has over 100 academics active in Global Health research, training and education. 28 academics are working on ASSET, bringing expertise in mental health, surgery, maternal health, non-communicable disease, palliative care, dentistry, social science, health economics, policy, systems research and implementation science. King’s faculties participating in the program include Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine; Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience; Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery; Dental Institute and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy.