Capacity Development

Kliniken &… Institute Heidelberger Institut… Teaching Capacity…

As one of the first German institutions to embark on International Health, the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health offers over 50 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of Public, International and Global Health. Within decades of close collaboration with health research, teaching and policy institutions in low- and middle-income countries and through long-standing partnerships globally, we have built a vast portfolio of expertise and skills that enables us to advise national and international organizations in a wide range of health related areas.

Whether designing and delivering tailored capacity strengthening courses, supporting training institutions in development and launch of degree programmes, planning and implementing research projects, or advising governments on health strategies and policies, we build our proposed approach on the best available scientific evidence and latest developments in the global health arena.

Summer School at HIGH

Enhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Public Health

Our 4-weeks Summer School on “Enhancing Academic Qualifications in Teaching and Research in Public Health" is designed for young researchers from developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and South Asia who participate in the In-Country / In-Region Programme of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The overall objective of the Summer School is to further improve research and teaching capacities of young academicians (Master and PhD) in health relevant fields from developing countries.

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Summer School 2019

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Summerschool 2018

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Summer School 2017

TOGOsanté – Higher Public Health Education for Togo

PAGEL: Partnerships for the Health Sector in Developing Countries

Lack of healthcare contributes to poverty; this is why health, in addition to education, is an important factor for development. University training and further education structures in the medical field are inadequate in many developing countries and thus access to good health care is not available.

This is why the Partnerships for the Health Sector in Developing Countries (PAGEL) programme supports high-quality training and further education opportunities in the medical field for individuals from developing countries.

TOGOsanté is a 4-year project to support activities to harmonize, coordinate and develop higher Public Health Education in Togo, with the main goal of developing and implementing a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Lomé, in collaboration with the University of Lomé, the Centre de Formation en Santé Publique (CFSP) and the Ministry of Health, to ensure continued interdisciplinary and national postgraduate Public Health education in Togo.

MPHTun-Development of a Master of Public Health for Tunisia


HIGH supports activities for four years to develop and start the implementation of a Master of Public Health in Tunisia, in collaboration with University of Tunis and MoH, to ensure continued interdisciplinary and national postgraduate Public Health education in Tunisia. The objective ist the development of
curriculum, formal entry requirements, exam procedure, course modules and a module handbook, mostly through workshops in Tunisia. A mapping exercise for teaching capacity will inform train of trainer activities. Tunisian counterparts will be trained in Heidelberg as well, and for the second phase, a mid-termevaluation will inform further needs, with continued train of trainer workshops and training of further Tunisian counterparts in Heidelberg. A final evaluation will inform about the success of the project, but also define future needs – to be addressed by the Tunisian counterparts. Further goals are networking and exchange of expertise among the partners.


HIGH conducted a training-of-trainers workshop on “Decision making in Public Health” in Tunis between 23-26 October 2019. The joint event aimed at strengthening Public Health capacities in Tunisia brought together 20 medical professionals from the Observatoire National des Maladies Nouvelles et Émergentes (OMNME = National Observatory for New and Emerging Diseases), the Ministry of Health, the University of Tunis and regional health centers.