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Institut für Public Health

Institute of Public Health (HIPH)


The Heidelberg Institute of Public Health (HIPH) is one of the research institutes in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university.


Through its research, the institute aims to contribute to improving the health of some of the sickest and poorest populations worldwide, especially in Africa and Asia.


Through its teaching, the institute aims to train the next generation of global health researchers and practitioners.


The research projects at the institute focus on

  • Identifying important disease risk factors and health care needs
  • Discovering new approaches to improving population health
  • Establishing novel models of providing health care

in Africa and Asia.


The institute was founded in 1962 and has a staff of about 60.

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