Global Health Diplomacy - Executive Certificate in Advanced Studies (CAS)

Negotiating Health in an Interdependent World



As health moves beyond the purely technical to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy and trade agreements, new skills are needed to negotiate global regimes, international agreements and treaties, and to maintain rela­tions with a wide range of diverse stakeholders in this area.

The Certificate of Advanced Studies in Global Health Diplomacy provides the opportunity to learn about current global health issues from renowned experts and diplomats, to reflect upon the interface of global politics and domestic policies, and to navigate complex governance systems to attain better health outcomes.


  • Understand the system and method of global health diplo­macy and the importance of governance for health
  • Develop knowledge on the political determinants of health and engage in related cross-cutting themes
  • Learn about instruments, actors and venues of global health diplomacy in a changing international context
  • Enhance negotiation skills and practice strategic thinking in policy making on global health


All our modules are highly participatory, drawing on the nation­al and international professional experiences of participants through a multi-disciplinary learning process. They include lectures by internationally-renowned experts and negotiators, case studies, and working groups. Skill-building activities will complement the learning experience.



The target audience includes decisions makers and represen­tatives from governments, international organisations, global health initiatives and other stakeholders in global health, such as civil society, foundations, private sector, networks and alliances.