GLOHRA celebrates its fourth anniversary

Reflecting on four years of strengthening global health research

Four years after launching GLOHRA, we are proud of what has been achieved and excited for what is to come. Our research community’s ambition to propel global health has exceeded expectations and paves the way for our future.
In honor of our fourth anniversary, we are sharing four highlights. In the past four years, we have:

  • Grown our community to encompass over 1000 members affiliated with over 200 research institutions. All member profiles can be found in the Global Health Research Directory
  • Supported 29 research and development projects in 20 countries with funds from BMBF and BMZ. 
  • Hosted more than 70 scientific events involving more than 6000 participants. 
  • Launched the Global Health Academy to support early career researchers and introduced the GLOHRA Training Certificate for doctoral students and postdocs to prove the research skills gained via GLOHRA.

GLOHRA was established in February 2020 as an initiative for interdisciplinary, international and cross-sector global health research with funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In 2022-2023, the Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) funded various measures to strengthen development cooperation with partners in low and middle income countries. Thank you to the BMBF and BMZ, our enthusiastic Steering Committee and our dedicated members for their continuous support.

GLOHRA recently underwent an external evaluation conducted by inspire research, an independent consultancy, to assess GLOHRA's effectiveness. The results confirm GLOHRA's success in advancing its mission to enhance the German research landscape for global health researchers. The findings underscore the need for sustained support and expanded collaborations in the future to further amplify GLOHRA's positive impact.