Global Health Society – Georg Forster

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Global Health concerns all of us!

Whether you are a student or a professor of medical or political science, form geography, ethnography, law, etc… every sector and every part of life is related to health and wellbeing in some way or another. A fact which the COVID-19 pandemic impressively underscored.
Why are we called Georg Forster? 
Johann Georg Adam Forster was a German naturalist, ethnologist, travel writer, journalist and revolutionary. He has joined James Cook on his second voyage to the pacific. Although his name might not intuitively speak for global health, however, Georg Forster resembles some very important values that are reflected in this field – seeing concepts and problems not only in their local or national context but globally. He was known for striving to see cultures and people for who they are without prejudice, without western supremacy, but instead with empathy - a characteristic that research and policy making might benefit from in de-colonizing the realm of global health.

Coming Events | GHLS

Jerome Lock-Wah-Hoon, MSc

From Ebola to COVID-19: same same but different.

December 9th 2021 - 17:15 – 18:30 (UTC+1)

Dr. Gloria Asare

Optimizing Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Ghana Experience.

January 20th 2022 - 17:15 – 18:30 (UTC+1)

Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun

Climate Action

January 27th 2022 - 17:15 – 18:30 (UTC+1)

Dr. Juliane Dame

Water governace, urbanisation and climate change in the Trans-Himalaya

February 3rd 2022 - 17:15 – 18:30 (UTC+1)


For any questions please contact:

Lisa Hennig, M.Sc.

Soumya Lutterbach
Coordinator (Student Assistant)

Hilde Gold-Feuchtmüller


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