From the power of the markets to the health of the people

September 14-19, 2014

The Institute for Social medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin) and IPPNW Germany offered a one-week full-time course in Global Health Challenges in general and the role of privatisation in health care in particular.

Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Application deadline
The application period is over!

A maximum of 30 applicants was selected to participate in the course.

Theoretical analysis and practical relevance determined the course of our collaborative summer school. It allowed joint analysis of complex interactions between globalisation and health. The focus was on problem-based and participatory learning. Input from experts, internet based research, manuscript analysis, group work, case-studies, presentations and excursions to projects were part of the overall programme. The course is relevant not only to medical students and public health science students but also to others working within health and health systems.

The objective of the Summer School is to introduce the students to complex interactions between globalisation and health in general. Furthermore the topic of this year’s event "From the power of the markets to the health of the people" provided the basis for work during the Summer School and conference.

Speakers came from national and international institutions of higher education. Persons with specific international health competence and experience were also part of the faculty. More details…

Course structure
The course was taught in English. Lectures were held between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Workshops on our case study were held after the lectures at three days.

The summer school was followed by a one-day conference on Saturday 20th September (Corporate Capture of Health - a Threat to Science and Democracy?).

Course coordination
Lisa Bäuerle and Mathias Krisam


Course directors
Dr. med. Peter Tinnemann, MPH, Charité Universitätsmedizin
Frank Uhe, IPPNW Germany

IPPNW - Global Health Summer School
Körtestraße 10
10967 Berlin

Global Health Summer School 2014

"From the Power of the Market to the Health of the People"

Global Health Conference 2014

"Corporate Capture of Health - a Threat to Science and Democracy?"


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