A Center for the Promotion of Global Health
The CharitéCenter for Global Health (CCGH), established by Charité on Jan. 1, 2023, aims to develop strong internal, local, national and international activities and partnerships in the field of global health, and to support and advance research, teaching and collaboration with policy makers and all stakeholders in the field of global health.
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Governance and Structure
The Center includes the Institute of Virology (Head: Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten) and the Institute of International Health (Head: Prof. Dr. Beate Kampmann; formerly Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health). In addition, the area of 'Global Engagement' is established under the joint leadership of Dr. Jörg Heldmann and Nora Anton. In the future, there will be a possibility of affiliation or association for researchers at the Charité as well as external organizations.
What characterizes the Charité's approach to Global Health?
- is committed to improving global health and health equity worldwide
- links physicians, researchers, students, nurses and technical and administrative staff across all disciplines represented at our institution
- is characterized by scientific and clinical excellence across a unique range of disciplines
- focuses on biomedical and clinical issues without neglecting population-based issues
- is implemented in the domains of teaching, research, patient care, capacity building and scientific policy advice
- offers policymakers scientific advice regarding local and global helath issues and their interdependency
- is reflected in active, eye-level partnerships with national and international partners, including in the Global South
- contributes to global solutions through its own expertise and interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral cooperation
Chronology of Global Health at Charité
Many of the approximately 100 clinics and institutes at Charité have many years of experience in the field of Global Health. Moreover, Charité has established some highly visible networks and activities in this field, including the World Health Summit in 2009. In September 2018, the Charité Global Health staff unit was founded and has developed into a communication, coordination and networking platform for Charité members and interested parties from academia, business, politics and civil society. To further strengthen Charité's capacity to act and visibility n the field of Global Health, the Charité Center Global Health was established in January 2023.
Our Code of Conduct
Charité Global Health is a coordination, communications and service hub for global health at Charité. Charité Global Health advocates for the improvement of health worldwide and health equity through the core values of Charité: helping hands, science-based medicine, responsibility, entrepreneurship, respect.
Equity and non-discrimination
We strive to improve the health of all people, all over the world – regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, appearance or skin color, or national/religious/social background.
Charité Global Health links physicians, researchers, students, nurses and technical and administrative staff across all disciplines represented at Charité. We contribute to global solutions through our own expertise and interdisciplinary, international and intersectoral cooperation. Charité Global Health pursues active, eye-level partnerships with national and international partners, including the Global South. Partnerships supported by Charité Global Health need to demonstrate a clear benefit for all the partners involved.
Charité Global Health is characterized by scientific and clinical excellence across a unique range of disciplines.
It is our principle to treat everyone with respect and consideration, to communicate openly and thoughtfully with others, and to be considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that are different from our own. We do not permit any form of harassment, intimidation or discrimination, nor do we accept physical or verbal abuse.
Corruption or bribery in any form will not be tolerated. This applies to all employees and partners.
We expect the leadership of Charité Global Health to lead by example, to uphold and foster a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity, and to provide a secure and respectful environment.