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COVID-19 at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health

A Personal Report by Astrid Berner-Rodoreda

The early German response to SARS-CoV-2: Perspectives from a guinea-pig patient

With daily scientific and media updates on SARS-CoV-2 the public interest in the world’s biggest global health issue at present, the so-called novel corona-virus continues unabated. I became known as the first case in my home city in early March, a fame I could have done without.


International Conference and Workshop on Governance, Entrepreneurship and Health Development through ICT


New Heidelberg Research Group on "Climate Change and Health in sub-Saharan Africa" funded through the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Great success for the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at the Heidelberg University Hospital: Heidelberg scientists are in charge of a DFG research group on "Climate Change and Health in sub-Saharan Africa". The interdisciplinary research group focuses on global health problems in times of climate change covering a wide range of research disciplines, such as climate research, economics, politics, medicine, geography, agriculture and mathematical modeling. "Climate change in Africa, among other things, leads to an increase in malaria, child malnutrition and heat stress. We are investigating the extent of this damage to health and are preparing forecasts for the year 2050 under different climate scenarios. In addition to the accurate recording of climate-related health damage, the scientists are also testing the effectiveness of possible adaptation measures in intervention studies”, says the spokesman for the research group, Prof. Dr. Rainer Sauerborn. The new consortium comprises eleven individual projects and nine research institutes in Germany, Switzerland, Burkina Faso and Kenya and will run for about three years - with the possibility of extension.



Process and impact evaluation of the PM-JAY health insurance Program in India

Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Abhiyan (PMJAY)

Bonn/London/Delhi, 15 April 2019. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has tasked an international research consortium with documenting implementation processes and assessing the short-term impact of the India government’s ambitious countrywide health insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana Abhiyan (PMJAY) – colloquially also known as “ModiCare”. The consortium, which is led by Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (Faculty of Medicine, Heidelberg University) includes the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), City, University of London, IQVIA (India) and Nielsen (India).

Pressemitteilung 15.04.2019

International consortium to examine India’s new health insurance scheme

Ein neues Gesundheitsprogramm für arme und benachteiligte Menschen in Indien

Neue Studie mit altem Farbstoff: Methylenblau bremst Verbreitung von Malaria-Erregern aus

Die Dreifach-Kombination moderner Malaria-Medikamente mit Methylenblau wirkt schnell, ist gut verträglich und beugt Resistenzen vor / Internationale Studie unter Heidelberger Federführung in The Lancet Infectious Diseases veröffentlicht.
Pressemitteilung 3.4.2018 

Stipendien und individuelle Betreuung: Heidelberg stärkt Ausbildung von Global Health-Experten

Die Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung fördert neues Promotionskolleg an der Medizinischen Fakultät Heidelberg, Institut für Public Health für drei Jahre mit 750.000 Euro / Resistente Keime, Klimawandel, Flucht – Bedarf an Wissenschaftlern im Bereich Globale Gesundheit steigt.
Pressemitteilung 2.2.2018

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MOOC Climate Change and Health

In time for the COP22 UN-Climate Conference in Marrakech, a free online course on Climate Change and Health (MOOC) is available in 9 languages (Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish).

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