Global Health Challenges: how are France and Germany responding?

Mutual knowledge of global health priorities and strategies is a prerequisite for the development of coordinated and effective activities. From October 2014 to July 2015, the Centre Virchow Villermé organized a series of four workshops aimed at comparing the national global health strategies of France and Germany. They brought together experts from the French and German governments, the research sector, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.

Reports of each workshop were published (see below), as well as a global report that summarizes the key results and recommendations of the four workshops : “Global Health Challenges: how are France and Germany responding?”.

Report – Global Health Challenges: How are France and Germany responding?


Workshop 1 and 2
The first two workshops were part of the World Health Summit in October 2014 in Berlin. The first one aimed to assess the respective positions of France and Germany in the post-2015 development debate. The second workshop compared French and German national strategies in Global Health. These workshops were very successful and raised many questions, in particular about the cooperation between both countries, the European Union and the World Health Organization.

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Program – Workshop 1 Report – Workshop 1


Program – Workshop 2 Report – Workshop 2
Workshop 3
The third workshop took place on May 12, 2015 at the German Historical Institute (DHI) in Paris. The positions of France and Germany on communicable diseases (e.g. AIDS) and non-communicable diseases (e.g. diabetes) were compared.

Program- Workshop 3 Report – Workshop 3
Workshop 4
The fourth workshop was held on July 3, 2015 at the French Embassy in Berlin. The strategies of France and Germany in global health research and education were compared. The issue of funding for research and education was particularly discussed.

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Program- Workshop 4 Report – Workshop 4