Global Health

Global health is a rather young discipline, which has emerged in recent years from a public health as a distinct field of research and education. It focusses on global interaction between social, political, economic and legal determinations and health. Further-on it aims to develop multi-disciplinary solutions for the medical and societal challenges.

Following its guiding principle of “think global – act local”, for Global Health the link with society and civil society organizations working on improving health is essential.

You want to know more about Global Health?

We recommend you the following literature:

Global health is public health

WHO – Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2008)

Globale Gesundheit. Gerechtigkeit, Gesundheit – und erst dann die Medizin

Peter Tinnemann (2008)

Towards a common definition of global health

Jeffrey P Koplan et al. (2009)

What is global health?

Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita (2010)

Closing the gap in a generation

Linda P Fried et al. (2010)




"Stars in Global Health"

grandchallengesca GCC


Health and Globalisation Health and Globalisation Health and Globalisation

Health and Globalisation