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 June 1 - June 6, 2015


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We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva has officially opened is now accepting applications for the  Spring School of Global Health (Geneva,June 1-6, 2015), in collaboration with the Graduate Institute Geneva, Swiss School of Public Health+, Ecole Romande de Santé Publique, and the World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health.

Program Objective:

The program is designed to enable students and working professionals with interest in global health to study various subjects and join the international global health community. For example, courses offered aim to prepare a national delegate for debates during the World Health Assembly (WHA) in addition to examining policy & technical briefs in the agenda of the WHA. Participants are given the flexibility of choosing a maximum of 2 courses (each runs for 3 days) from 8 different courses offered.The unique and flexible structure of the program allows participants to gain comprehensive knowledge base in global health while offering the opportunity to discuss these relevant issues in a global forum with the opportunity to network.  

Eligibility Requirements:

Priority is given to PhD students registered at SSPH+, other PhD students, and any other professionals or students equipped with master degrees in the (various) fields of Global Health.

Application and registration:

Candidates must directly apply to the Spring School of Global Health at the following address:


Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève

Credits: Each course is granted 1 ECTS, corresponding to 25-30 hrs of student work

Deadlines for applications : April 30th, 2015


Each individual GH-course is charged 900 CHF (academics) or 1’800 CHF (industry), 450 CHF for SSPH+ and LMICs students.


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Spring School of Global Health Coordinators

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First Block Courses: GH1-GH4

Date: Monday, June 1st to Wednesday June 3rd, 2015

Time: 8:00-13:00

GH-1 : Stewardship in Global Health Ilona Kickbusch, Marcel Tanner and Gaudenz Silberschmidt
GH-2 : Preparing a national delegate for debates during the World Health Assembly Yves Charpak and David Evans
GH-3 : Mental health and the Global Health Agenda – the Tree, the Forest, and the low-hanging fruit Emiliano Albanese and Benedetto Saraceno
GH-4 : Health Promotion, Prevention as co-benefits of fighting Climate Change Stefanie Schütte and Thomas Mattig
GH4-bis : Implementing control of nosocomial infections : a European case study Walter Zingg and Didier Pittet

Second Block Courses: GH5-GH8

Date: Thursday, June 4th to Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Time: 8:00-13:00

GH-5 : Policy and Technical Briefs in the agenda of the WHA Antoine Flahault, Ilona Kickbusch and Michaela Told with the participation of the World Federation of Academic Institutions of Global Health (WFAIGH)
GH-6 : Fighting Health Inequalities, from contemplation to implementation Johannes Siegriest and Silvia Stringhini
GH-7 : Addiction in Global Context Michel Kazatchkine, Jean-François Etter and Anne-Laurence Le Faou