Together, let's build solutions for the future of Global Health!

Between two biennial Conferences, the Geneva Health Forum gives you appointments all year long.

Joins us for Panel Discussions, Round Tables or Expert Meetings and learn more about cutting-edge research or exchange with experts from different fields!

Covid-19 Pandemic and Environmental Emergency: Reinventing Global Health in times of Global Changes

The call for contributions is extended until 31 December 2021

We are interested in the presentation of research and implementation projects showing how the concepts of One Health or Planetray Health are translated into practice in the field.

The next Geneva Health Forum conference is taking place next 3-5 May 2022. Submit a proposal for an oral presentation, a poster, or an innovation!


“Solidarité internationale mode d’emploi(s)”

The Geneva Health Forum is a proud partner of SOLIWAY, a two days event organized by Cité de la Solidarité Internationale from 5 to 6 November 2021.

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Improving Health Insurance Coverage in LMICs

Virtual Roundtable – Monday 22 November 12:00 – 14:00 CET

In trying to increase outreach of health insurance to the entire population, LMICs governmental and non-governmental schemes have applied a range of measures including regulations on health insurance, utilization of new technologies, developing communication strategies and making health insurance compulsory.

Join us in this roundtable to identify and discuss the main obstacles to inclusive health insurance in LMICs and the broader question of financial access to quality care in a sustainable way.

Global Health Academy Heidelberg 2021

“COVID-19 and Health Equity – Regional and Global Challenges”

The Global Health Academy was originally conceived and organized by the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva as an addition to the Geneva Health Forum. This year, the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health together with the Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health are hosting the 2021 Global Health Academy.

The Pandemic underscores the necessity for such forums for young academia and professionals. It aims to help young researchers develop the capacity to discover innovative approaches in a rapidly changing world facing the additional challenge of COVID-19 together with other Global Health topics such as population growth and migration, demographic changes, epidemiological transitions, climate change, digitalization, global solidarity vs. nationalism, etc.

Digitising Clinical Guidelines - What Have We Learned From Existing CDSS In The Management Of Childhood Illness In Low And Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)?

Interactive Panel Discussion

Thursday 16 September 2021, 04:00pm – 05:30pm CET


Join us for an online meeting co-organised with the Global Digital Health Network which aims to contribute to efforts to improve the diagnosis and management of childhood illness in primary care, as a key component of the strategy to reduce under-five mortality in resource-constrained settings.

Noma: An Interdisciplinary Exploration Of The Realities, Burden And Framing Of A Neglected Disease

Interactive Panel Discussion

Thursday June 17, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CET


The Geneva Health Forum, together with the University of York, the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), are inviting you to an online session that will present the first findings of a Geneva Health Forum workshop initiated in the framework of the Noma Project.

Embed Capacity Development Within All Global Health Research

GHF workshop publication

February 2021

The Geneva Health Forum workshop entitled “Embed capacity development within all global health research” has completed its work and published an article summarizing the results of their work in BMJ Global Health. 

The workshop was led by Joanna Schellenberg (London Scholl Tropical Medicine and Hygien) and Peter Steinmann (Swiss TPH). 

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First OSH Forum Conference "What Programmes To Develop The One Health Approach?"

Presentation Session

May 20th, 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CEST)


The current pandemic confirms the need for a new approach to health. The Covid-19 pandemic has outlined our human, institutional and environmental weaknesses, as well as pathways to increase resilience. It has shown that we are inadequately prepared against the emergence of infectious diseases that can only be contained through an integrated, equitable and global health approach. Accurately addressing health challenges requires considering the continuum between environment, animal and human health (One Health concept), without borders (Global Health concept), and regardless of wealth and cultural disparities (equal access). A holistic, multidisciplinary and multisector approach to human health is required, aligned with global values ​​that foster equal access to all. Today, a “One Sustainable Health” (OSH) approach, encompassing both “

Join us on May 20th, 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CEST), for the first OSH Forum conference “What programmes to develop the One Health approach?”

During this free and virtual event, you will have the opportunity to follow presentations from existing One Health and Planetary Health projects, including presentations from researchers from the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva. Innovative topics for the OSH Forum International Working Groups will then be presented.

Simultaneous interpretation of the conference will be available in French and English.

Embedding Capacity Development In Global Health Research

Interactive Panel Discussion

19 May 2021, 3 pm UK time, 4 pm CET


The Geneva Health Forum, together with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) are inviting you to a session that will discuss this recent commentary , which resulted from work initiated at the Geneva Health Forum. With an aim to overcome the research capacity gap in global health research between the Global North and Global South, this session will inspire you to consider embedding capacity development in global health research . The one-hour webinar will include a panel discussion, presentations and case studies from Ethiopia and the Central African region, as well as time for an open discussion to hear from you.

From "Learning From The Field" To Jointly Driving Change

GHF workshop publication

April 27, 2021

The Geneva Health Forum workshop entitled “From” learning from the field “to jointly driving change” has completed its work and published an article summarizing the results of their work in the Journal of Public Health Policy.

The workshop was led by Thomas Schwarz (Medicus Mundi) and Itai Rusike (WACI Health). Joshua Galjour, who is pursuing a PhD in global health at the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva, served as scientific assistant. We thank all the participants of the workshop and authors of the article.

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