Latest news and information from the Centre for Medicine and Society and the Master programme Global Urban Health.
WS 23/24 Lecture series "Planetary Health"
ZMG has once again prepared a series of lecturers (Ringvorlesung): „Interdisciplinary – Integrative – International“ perspectives on Planetary Health. Starting on 23rd October 2023 with the lecture of Dr. med. Karin Geffert, various topics will be discussed: planetary health, urban health, diseases, climate change. The lectures will always take place on Mondays at 18:15 in Frauenklinik (Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg, großer Hörsaal).
The ZMG Freiburg understands a planetary health approach as the synopsis and recovery processes of all life on Earth. Issues of health and illness (and everything in between) are therefore not only to be considered in relation to humans and their socio-cultural contexts, but also to be embedded in diverse relationships to other beings. The lecture series aims to investigate fundamental questions of a comprehensive, relational health concept from the perspective of various disciplines.
You can find the programme below.
01/2023 DAAD Special Grants for Refugees from Ukraine
The DAAD offers scholarships for students from Ukraine as well as students from countries of the DAC list fleeing the war in Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in Development-Related Postgraduate Courses in Germany. Application deadline: 30.03.2023. Find out more here!
06/2022 DAAD Special Grants for Refugees from Ukraine
The DAAD offers scholarships for students from Ukraine as well as students from countries of the DAC list fleeing the war in Ukraine to continue/complete their studies in Development-Related Postgraduate Courses in Germany. Application deadline: 30.06.2022. Find out more here!
06/2022 Happy Hour with Roundtable Discussion
The Master GUH on behalf of ZMG would like to invite you to our Happy Hour with roundtable discussion on the cross cutting topic „From Obamacare to Trumpcare: Where does the US stand now on Health Care with Biden?„. The speaker, Prof. Dr. Caprice Knapp, is our longtime USA collaborator involved in our Master and ZMG research and capacity building activities for many years.
Theme: A cross cutting topic so that everyone will feel included in the discussion: From Obamacare to Trumpcare: Where does the US stand now with Biden?
Speaker: Our longtime USA collaborator Prof. Dr. Caprice Knapp involved in our Master and ZMG research and capacity building activities for many years.
Short bio from our talented speaker: Experience in Health Economics, Health Policy, Health Administration at Penn State, University of Florida, Department Health Colorado and US Senate. Studies in economics, organizational management, and population management.
Where: Our Master house at Bismarckallee 22, 3rd floor
When: Wednesday, 22nd June at 17:00
We will offer refreshments with the main intention to see you personally and say Cheers!
We hope to see you! For planning purposes, please let us know if you can join.
05/2022 Early Warning Tools for Neglected Tropical Diseases
TUESDAY | 17 MAY | 12:00 – 1:30 PM (CEST) We would like to present the Early Warning and Response System and discuss with you Germany’s approach to end Neglected Tropical Diseases. Our scientific advisor Prof. Kroeger will be part of it!
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to end Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and water-borne diseases by 2030. Yet climate change is altering their spread and intensity. Because they mostly affect disadvantaged communities in tropical and sub-tropical areas where health systems are often weak, outbreaks are frequently detected late.
The Global Health Hub Germany Community on “Neglected Tropical Diseases – Outbreak, Warning and Response” and the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR) have worked on improving the Early Warning and Response System (EWARS). EWARS uses digital surveillance systems and weather information to predict imminent disease outbreaks and improves collaboration among stakeholders.
Together with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Network against NTDs, we would like to present EWARS and discuss with you Germany’s approach to end NTDs and the obstacles on the way towards eliminating NTDs by 2030. You can register here.
- Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb (Senior University Lecturer at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg)
- Corinne Simone Collette Merle (WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases)
- Axel Kroeger (Professor, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg – Centre for Medicine and Society)
- Dr. Daniel Eibach (Division 101 on Pandemic Prevention and One Health, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ)
- Christian Griebenow (Member of the Board, German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases, DNTDs)
Moderation: Kristina Knispel (Managing Director of the Global Health Hub Germany)
After registration you will receive a confirmation email with the dial-in link. The discussion will be recorded.
We are looking forward to your participation and an inspiring discussion!