Annual Symposium @ World Health Summit 2020

The German Alliance for Global Health Research is organizing the "Annual Symposium @ World Health Summit 2020" on October 26th. In two sessions, speakers and participants will have the opportunity to virtually present results and network. 


Session 1: Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration in Global Health - Science Meets Implementation

The session will explore the relationships and intersections of development cooperation and academic research in global health. How can political, financial and human resources investments in humanitarian development cooperation be sensibly linked to academic research? What kind of coordination mechanisms are needed to overcome fragmentation between or even within sectors (e.g. different Ministries and Departments) and improve the coherence, efficiency and capacity for action of donor countries? What kind of programs and incentives are needed to ensure that development cooperation programs are evidence based and that academic cooperation’s have a positive impact on social and economic development in the partner countries?


Speakers include: 

  • Prof. Dr. Achim Hörauf

University Hospital Bonn | Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology | Director of the Institute | Germany

  • Prof. Dr. Francis Omaswa

African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) | Executive Director | Uganda

  • Birgit Pickel

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) | Global Health, Pandemic Prevention, One Health | Director | Germany

  • Caroline Schmutte

Wellcome Trust Germany  |  Germany Office Lead


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Session 2: Evidence-based decision-making: what is evidence and how is it used in making decisions about COVID-19

Covid-19 has sparked a lively societal discourse about the relationship between science and policy in numerous countries affected and on a global level. The session examines the role and contributions of different research disciplines (virology, intensive care medicine, epidemiology, sociology, economy, ethics, etc.) at different stages of the pandemic as well as the different types of evidence that researchers provide and politicians and authorities base their decision on (e.g. individual publications and reviews). It furthermore sheds light on different models of research- policy relationships and mutual influence.

Speakers include: 

  • Prof. Dr. Yvonne Doyle

Public Health England | Medical Director and Director for Health Protection | United Kingdom

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin | Institute of Virology Campus Charité Mitte | Director of the Institute | Germany

  • Frode Forland

Norwegian Institute of Public Health | Infectious Diseases and Global Health | Specialist Director | Norway

  • Dr. Fernando Simón

Ministry of Health | Coordination Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies | Director | Spain

  • Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

World Health Organization (WHO) | Chief Scientist

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For more information on the event, please refer to this website.






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