Global health research

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Globalisation, climate change and migration are three key factors that have a growing impact on global health. Without extensive global health protection there can be no positive social, political and economic development.
The German government firmly believes that global challenges can only be resolved jointly and is committed to international and interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of global health. Research and innovation play an important role in this context. 

Watch th erecording of our online talk on "Global Health Research" and find out about possibilities to carry out your research in Germany.

Event details:
Global Health Research
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
2-3 pm CET

Hosted by: Christian Schäfer, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Nora Anton, Deputy Managing Director, German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA)
Esther Evang, Global Health Academy Coordinator, German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA)
The German Alliance for Global Health (GLOHRA) is an association of researchers from publicly-funded research institutions in Germany. GLOHRA is committed to tackling today’s global health challenges via interdisciplinary and collaborative global health research. With this vision in mind, GLOHRA aims to build an interdisciplinary global health research community in Germany, boost the German contribution to global health research and enhance cross-sector research collaboration in global health. The Global Health Academy aims to support the next generation of global health researchers in Germany.The project funding line "Global Health Fellowships" is specifically directed at early career researchers. In addition, over the next years, the Academy aims to increase the number and accessibility of sustainable, high-quality and high-relevance global health research training offerings in Germany and train and promote the next generation of global health researchers.
GLOHRA homepage
Global Health Academy
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Swati Srivastava, doctoral candidate, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Swati is currently a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Health Economics and Health Financing Unit, Heidelberg Institute for Global Health. Her doctoral work uses mixed methods to explore the effect of the introduction of a government-funded health insurance scheme for the poor in India on implementation processes and quality of service provision in hospitals. 
Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and one of the strongest research universities in all of Europe. The successes in both rounds of the Excellence Initiative and in internationally recognised rankings prove that Heidelberg’s excellent reputation and leading role in the scientific community are well deserved. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-career academics, Heidelberg relies on research-based teaching and an outstanding, well-structured training for doctoral candidates.
The Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) is one of the research institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at Heidelberg University, Germany’s oldest university. Through its research, the institute aims to contribute to improving the health of some of the sickest and poorest populations worldwide, especially in Africa and Asia.
Heidelberg University homepage
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) homepage

Dr. Iris Hunger, Head of Office for External Programmes, Centre for International Health Protection, Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is Germany’s public health institute. RKI‘s mission is to protect and improve the health of the population. To this end, 1,100 individuals from 90 different occupational fields work and conduct research together at RKI every day. Since its founding in 1891, the Robert Koch Institute has been dedicated to the investigation and prevention of infectious diseases. Today, the institute is also responsible for nationwide health monitoring – the collected data is included in the health reporting of the federal government. Ever since the Ebola crisis in 2014/15 in West Africa, and even more in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it has become obvious that national and international health protection are closely interlinked. Consequently, national health policies should integrate an international perspective. Within the international community, Germany will make a strategic and structuring contribution to strengthening health sustainably in international contexts. In order to achieve this goal, the Federal Ministry of Health set up a "Centre for International Health Protection (ZIG)" at the Robert Koch Institute.
Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Centre for International Health Protection (ZIG)


Global health research- Useful links

Global health research linklist