Sub-committee on education in global health

EAGHA is working with academic institutions across Europe to strengthen and promote undergraduate and postgraduate global health teaching in Europe.

Our approach to global health education emphasises that this field is:

  • interdisciplinary, considering not only the clinical and public health dimensions but also political, economic and social perspectives
  • directly relevant to health within Europe, due to globalising processes such as migration, trade and international collaboration
  • evolving and student-driven, encouraging innovation and leadership amongst future global leaders in health

At the undergraduate level, we are working to:

  • identify the current status of global health teaching at European universities and publicise opportunities for study
  • share resources, innovation and examples of good practice
  • develop curricula and advocate for greater emphasis on global health in medical degree programmes

At the postgraduate level we are working closely with TropEd, ensuring that continuity and synergies with undergraduate teaching is fostered.

Chaired by:

Dr. med. Peter Tinnemann, MPH (
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics Global Health

Dr. Maximilian de Courten, MD MPH (
Copenhagen School of Global Health
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Resources and documents

Links to other networks in global health education
The tropEd Network

Upcoming teleconferences/meetings/events

Workshop: Global Health Research and Education: what is it, and how should it be taught?
during the 8th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2013 on Thursday 12th September in Copenhagen, Denmark.