Children's health

The University of Manchester is tackling global health challenges facing young people and delivering solutions to improve their wellbeing.

The opportunity to live a healthy life is among the most basic of human rights. Despite this, the physical and mental health of children throughout the world is dependent on where they are born or live, family environment and socioeconomic position.

Academics from The University of Manchester are working to redress the balance and make children’s lives healthier and happier.

Partnerships with health and education professionals, as well as academic colleagues from other parts of the University, are crucial to the success of our research. Together we're tackling the global challenges of childhood cancer, mental wellbeing and air pollution in our cities.