Geneva, Switzerland

Global Health: Advocacy and Diplomacy in Action

when 1 July 2024 - 5 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1100

The fourth year of the COVID-19 pandemic, added to the worsening climate, food, economic and political crises disrupt our lives in new ways and further exposes and increases societal vulnerabilities. Policymakers must skill up to navigate complex ecosystems characterized by poly-crises, rising inequities and a degrading environment. As a result, new ways of understanding and working in global health policy, advocacy and diplomacy are needed by those who work in health or those who work in fields which will be affected by decisions or impacts from the health sector.

It is a key year for health governance, given all countries are discussing a possible legally binding pandemic treaty, a new set of commitments for Universal Health Coverage and reviewing progress at the half-way point of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Course leader

Dr Michaela Told, Visiting Lecturer, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva, Director of HI5 Governance

Susan Brown, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Women in Global Health

Target group

This summer course is open for students and young professionals from different disciplines who are interested either to gain more knowledge on global health or to better understand and navigate policy- and decision-making processes.

Credits info

3 EC
Equivalence of ECTS

Fee info

CHF 1100: Professionals Fee
CHF 900: Students fee


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