Global Health Diplomacy in Geneva

The Global Health Centre offers executive courses on Global Health Diplomacy and Governance for:

  • Health attachés
  • Health and international relations professionals in diplomatic missions, departments of international health, ministries of foreign affairs and development cooperation
  • Staff in international and regional organisations
  • NGOs, philanthropy, universities, and the private sector


Flagship Courses

Executive Course on Global Health Diplomacy

This course runs every June in Geneva.
Next course 17-21 June 2019.

Formation de haut niveau Diplomatie et Santé

Next course 2-6 December 2019



Specialised Courses

The Global Health Centre strives to develop specialised courses offering more in-depth knowledge and learning opportunities on an identified topic. 

Current specialised courses are offered on the following topics:



Online Course on NCD Diplomacy in a Globalised World

Executive Course: Engaging in
Multi-stakeholder Diplomacy for Health


Executive Course on Health Diplomacy and Humanitarian Space


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Executive Course on Drug Policy, Diplomacy and Public Health

Next course 28-30 October 2019


Executive Course on Health Diplomacy and Migration

Next Course September 2019

Executive Course on Global Health Instruments



Executive Course on Trade, Intellectual Property & Health Diplomacy

Next course 12-14 February 2019

Executive Course on City Health Diplomacy

Next course May 2019.


Other courses can be offered or developed upon request. For further information on the specialised courses please contact us.


  • Human Rights and Ethics in Global Health Diplomacy

  • Developing a National Global Health Strategy

  • Negotiating Health in Fragile States

  • Road Security, Diplomacy and Global Public Health


Customised Courses

Upon request, the GHC also delivers customised courses under the framework of the Institute’s Executive Education Customised Programmes.

  • Global Health Diplomacy and Governance
Module taught by Prof. Ilona Kickbusch in the context of the Executive Course on Multilateralism - The Shifting Geopolitics of the Multilateral System: Actors, Strategies, Policies. This course is primarily targeted to Swiss Junior Diplomats.
  • Global Public Health
Current and Emerging Issues: Module taught by Dr Nick Drager in the context of the Executive Master in International Negotiation and Policy-Making (INP).