Research and Policy in Global Health: Country-Specific Experiences

Scientific Workshop at the World Health Summit

Date: Monday, 16 October 2023; 14:00-15:30 CET
Location: WHS Conference Hotel, North America and online

The aim of the session is to discuss and learn from successful country experiences addressing public health issues in an interplay between academic experts and policy-makers. How can policy-makers, academics, and communities work together to develop solutions on a national or state level? What critical enablers are needed in terms of e.g. infrastructure or networks? What is the role of national public health institutions and health services in linking research to policy? How can social and political institutions incorporate learnings from past experiences with the support of academics? How can governments and academics cooperate most effectively in bi-/plurilateral international cooperation?

Bringing together the perspectives of researchers, international organizations, national public health institutions and policy makers, the session encompasses issues ranging from infectious diseases and health systems to implementation research.

This session will be hosted by the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA), an initiative set to promote networking and to strengthen global health research in Germany. GLOHRA is an association of global health researchers from all disciplines affiliated with public research institutions across Germany and funded by the German Federal Ministries for Education and Research as well as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Chaired by GLOHRA Steering Committee members:

Prof. Dr. Walter Bruchhausen
University of Bonn | Professor for Global Health – Social and Cultural Aspects | Germany

Prof. Dr. Manuela de Allegri
University Hospital Heidelberg | Leader of Research Unit Health Economics and Health Financing | Germany


Prof. Dr. Ifedayo M. O. Adetifa
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention | Director-General | Nigeria

Dr. Joachim Klein
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) | Global and Public Health Research; Environment and Health | Deputy Head of Unit | Germany

Dr. Zubin Shroff
World Health Organization (WHO) | Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research | Technical Officer

Dr. Augustina Angelina Sylverken
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) | Senior Lecturer | Ghana

No registration is necessary to stream online.

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