In four years, the Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin (CVV) has become a leader in global health online education, has launched several research projects in epidemiology, communication sciences, climate change and health, and has contributed in advocating public and global health at high political level.
2nd worldwide MOOC producer in public and global health
Since its creation, the CVV has been committed to developing innovative education in public and global health with the production of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). 20 MOOCs gathering more than 58 000 participants and focusing on diverse topics such as biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental sciences or demography have been produced and broadcasted. The CVV has become the first European MOOC producer in public and global health and the second worldwide (after the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US).
Interdisciplinary research in global health
The CVV conducts interdisciplinary research projects in the field of epidemiology, Big Data and open science (MOOC research; debate on ICT and data sharing), as well as climate change and health (member of the Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on Health and Climate Change initiative; research on communication issues of health impacts of climate change).
Organisation of high-level events
The CVV advocates public and global health by organizing frequent events. The French and German approaches in global health were compared in a series of four workshops and two international conferences. The CVV organized two side-events on climate change and health at COP 21 and COP 22. Moreover, the CVV actively contributes to the World Health Summit (held every year in Berlin) and has organized four sessions at the Summit these past years.