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Global Health Dialogue Series

Due to the Covid19 pandemic and the online learning semester, the Dialogue Series has been postponed until the Winter Semester 2020/21. Further information will be provided in due course.

You are invited to join the new Interdisciplinary Global Heath Dialogue Series, which will be held at Bielefeld University in 2020 and consist of approximately eight events over the year. 

The dialogue series aims to provide insights into a diverse range of contemporary topics and challenges related to global health. In doing so, the series aims to strengthen understanding of and interest in the global health landscape and to foster interdisciplinary and interprofessional exchange amongst researchers and other actors about global health research, policy and practice.

Esteemed international and German global health experts will speak at Bielefeld University as part of the dialogue series. 

The series is being organised by the Department of Population Medicine and Health Services Research (AG 2) in the School of Public Health, in coordination with other teams and faculties from across the university and with financial support provided by the Rectorate. For further information, please contact Ms. Victoria Saint

Schedule: Interdisciplinary Global Health Dialogue Series

Date Event
21 January 2020

UHG V2-105/115
Universal Health Coverage in the straightjacket of the Sustainable Development Agenda: alternative paradigms for health within planetary boundaries

Dr. Remco van de Pas

Lecturer Global Health, Maastricht University,
Senior Research Fellow Global Health Policy,
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp

Further details
25 March 2020

Building X
The neglect of older persons' needs in global health policies: The case of long-term care.

Dr. Xenia Scheil-Adlung

Vice President, Health Law Institute, Geneva
UN Representative, International Federation on Ageing, Geneva

Further details
April/May 2020 Topic(s) and speaker(s) to be confirmed
14 July 2020

Venue and time tbc
Ethnographic approaches to analysing global health governance: the example of WHO and the World Health Assembly

Dr. Julian Eckl

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Political Science (IPW),
School of Economics and Political Science,
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Further details forthcoming
29 October 2020

Venue tbc
The political economy of health: Understanding the ongoing health impact of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis

Dr. Alexander Kentikelenis

Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Sociology,
Bocconi University, Italy

Further details forthcoming
November/December 2020 Topic(s) and speaker(s) to be confirmed
The schedule will continue to be updated.


News from the School of Public Health

News from AG 2

16 September 2020
New publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr and colleagues published in: Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean: trends, risks, development and governance
Health information management in the context of forced migration in Europe"

31 August 2020
News story in POLITICO with contributions by Prof. Bozorgmehr:
Germany eyes global health ambitions as US steps back"

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15 June 2020
So leicht hat es das Virus in Flüchtlingsheimen”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.

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12 June 2020
Plötzlich ein Corona-Hotspot”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.

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29 May 2020
New Publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr, Prof. Razum (AG3), Amir Mohsenpour and others as part of the Competence Network Public Health Covid-19:
SARS-CoV2 in collective refugee accommodation: Epidemiological and normativ-legal aspects

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28 May 2020
New Publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr and other colleagues in Frontiers in Psychiatry:
Predictors of Asylum Seekers’ Health Care Utilization in the Early Phase of Resettlement

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04 May 2020
New Publication by Prof. Razum (AG3), Verena Penning (AG3), Amir Mohsenpour und Prof. Bozorgmehr in Das Gesundheitswesen :
Covid-19 in Refugee Shelters: The German Public Health Service Needs Strengthening Now

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01 May 2020
Covid19-Small Area Monitor (Covid19-SAM) launched:
New instrument by AG2 to enable time-sensitive and small-area monitoring of the current Covid19 pandemic.
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03 April 2020
Commentary published in The Lancet Public Health:
COVID and the convergence of three crises in Europe
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02 March 2020
New Publication by Prof. Bozorgmehr and Prof. Razum (A8):
Lost in Ambiguity: Facilitating Access or Upholding Barriers to Health Care for Asylum Seekers in Germany?
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02 March 2020
Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration :
Publication of the new book by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Prof. Razum and colleagues from Heidelberg University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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10 February 2020
Wie Wohlstand in Entwicklungsländern zur Krebsfalle wird”:
News story with contributions by Prof. Kayvan Bozorgmehr and colleagues.

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03 February 2020
New staff in the AG 2: Starting with February, we are glad to welcome Ms. Judith Wenner (MSc) as new staff member in our team.

15 January 2020
New staff in the AG 2: We are glad to welcome Mr. Diogo Costa (PhD) as new staff member in our team.

06 January 2020
New publication on ambulatory care sensitive hospitalisations among asylum seekers in Germany published in "BMJ Open":
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