Science and diplomacy for global health

Dear all, In the first of its ‘History matters’ episodes, TDR’s Global Health Matters podcast explores the multifaceted history of global health and how the narratives borne out of colonization, geopolitical events, and national ownership of public health inform policy and practices today. Among the narratives is that of the World Health Organization, which is…

Science and diplomacy for global health

Dear all, How can scientists and diplomats work together to advance the global health agenda? Host Garry Aslanyan spoke with two guests who helped answer this question. Ilona Kickbusch, who founded the Global Health Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute, reflects on her experiences working within science diplomacy and the importance of having strong evidence…

The promise and perils of future health technology

Dear all, Garry and his Global Health Matters team at WHO/TDR kick off the new year with a conversation about new advances in technologies that are transforming public health practice. In this episode, they explore the promise and perils of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, infodemics and the importance of culturally appropriate innovations. While speaking…

Gesundheitssystem in Malawi nachhaltig stärken und Kinder schützen

Gesundheitssystem in Malawi nachhaltig stärken und Kinder schützen Ein Zusammenschluss aus Friede Springer Stiftungsprofessur für globale Kindergesundheit an der Universität Witten / Herdecke, des malawischen Gesundheitsministeriums und Verbands für Kinder – und Jugendmedizin, der Kamuzu-Universität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, sowie der Else Kröner-Fresenius Stiftung ermöglicht ein Zentrum zur Bekämpfung nicht-übertragbarer Krankheiten bei Kindern und Jugendlichen in Blantyre,…

Celebrating 70 Years of Protecting the World – Combating Influenza

The seasonal influenza virus, or flu as it is widely known, infects over a billion people a year, resulting in up to 650,000 respiratory deaths annually.    For this episode, TDR have partnered with GISRS, the World Health Organization’s Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System, providing us with a deeper understanding of how they coordinate data-sharing…