Welcome to the Geneva Global Health Platform!

This is a meeting ground for those who are committed to improving the health and well-being of more people in more places. This forum is a continuation of the many fruitful dialogues launched at the four past editions of the Geneva Health Forum conference. Read more…

On the Geneva Global Health Platform, you build your knowledge networks or research teams, you launch and debate issues close to your heart, test ideas that you wish to write about or research. It is for you to decide which of the groups created by you should be open and which private. It is for you to decide whom to invite to participate and who to moderate your discussions. The Forum provides fantastic options for storing all the work of your group in one place, be it text documents or audio-visuals. Consider this your space for Global Health.

You may join an existing group that is of interest to you or you may set up your own group and invite collaborators and peers. You can announce events related to Global Health and reach a wide audience. You can organize your students into a thematic group and run the discussions through this platform.


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[Articles] Association between male circumcision and incidence of syphilis in men and women: a prospective study in HIV-1 serodiscordant heterosexual African couples
Male circumcision was associated with decreased risk of incident syphilis in men and women. If confirmed, these results suggest that medical male circumcision could substantially reduce incidence of syphilis and its sequelae. […]
Sat, Nov 01, 2014
The Lancet - Global Health

[Review] Helminth therapy or elimination: epidemiological, immunological, and clinical considerations
Deworming is rightly advocated to prevent helminth-induced morbidity. Nevertheless, in affluent countries, the deliberate infection of patients with worms is being explored as a possible treatment for inflammatory diseases. Several clinical trials are currently registered, for example, to assess the […]
Sat, Nov 01, 2014
The Lancet - Global Health

Technology and Health: Impact of phone network radioactivity on neighboring communities
In the 1990s, cellular phones first became widely available in the United States. Over subsequent years, however, its roll out and usage has increased dramatically worldwide. To harness this increased demand, desire and roll out, telecommunications service providers worldwide had […]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Global Health Hub Featured Content

Health Systems Support Needed for Enhanced Global Disease Prevention
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has taught us many lessons, among them that weak health services anywhere are a potential threat to everyone everywhere. While even the most advanced countries have been challenged by the virus, the fact that […]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Smart Global Health CSIS

Haemorrhagic fevers in Africa: narratives, politics and pathways of disease and response
Outbreak narratives have justified rapid and sometimes draconian international policy responses and control measures. Yet there is a variety of other ways of framing haemorrhagic fevers. There present different views concerning who is at risk, and how? Is the ‘system’ […]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
Eldis - Health

Editorial: It starts with an E and ends with an A (IHP News #292)
Dear Colleagues, In this week’s IHP newsletter, we continue to focus on the Ebola crisis, response and debate. No surprises there.  By now, you’d think all possible angles on the international public health emergency  have been exhausted, but you’d be wrong. […]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
International Health Policies Blog (ITM, Antwerp)

Weekly topics: IHP news 292: NCDs (IHP News #292)
WHO (news) – WHO tobacco treaty makes significant progress despite mounting pressure from tobacco industry http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/cop6-tobacco-control/en/ The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded last week in Moscow. Several landmark […]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
International Health Policies Blog (ITM, Antwerp)

What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola?
This is a joint post with Alan Whiteside, CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, BSIA and Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Since the first case of Ebola appeared last year, the virus has infected nearly 10,000 people.  The epidemic is […]
Thu, Oct 23, 2014
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