Mission and objectives

Mission and objectives

The mission of the Centre for Global Health Inequalities Research (CHAIN) is to create a global transformation in actionable health inequalities research. Bringing together leading scholars and international organizations and acting as a change agent, it will monitor, explain, and reduce health inequalities in the global North and South. These are the three pillars of CHAINs approach.

Illustration that shows the CHAIN pillars and how they are interconected. Ilustration.

We will achieve the mission of CHAIN through delivering on the following five objectives:

  • monitor international variations in health inequalities between and within countries
  • identify the causal drivers of health inequalities in different countries
  • evaluate interventions that could reduce health inequalities
  • reduce the distance between research, policy and practice
  • develop the next generation of global health inequalities researchers

CHAIN was officially launched in 2017 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).