Hub Communities: Developing solutions for global health challenges together

Do you know of a topic that is relevant to global health and on which you would like to exchange ideas with other stakeholders and work in a result-oriented manner? Then join forces with other Hub members and form your own Hub Community. Or simply become part of an existing Hub Community.

The topic choice is up to you. You advance your ideas and organise yourselves independently. In the process, you will benefit from the knowledge transfer within Hub Communities and have the chance to make your own work visible within the Hub. Your work will not only be recognized within the Global Health Hub Germany: The Hub-Managementteam ensures that relevant results and products are communicated to policy-makers and the specialist public, ensuring they impact political debates.

The goals of our Hub Communities:

  • Provide space for dialogue among stakeholder groups and sectors
  • Identify problems and develop solutions together
  • Make expert knowledge available and recognized within and outside of the Hub
  • Promote the free flow of knowledge and build a shared knowledge base
  • Curate subject-specific information for other network members, policy-makers, and the specialist public

A prerequisite for successful Hub Communities is that our members participate actively and regularly. To do so, join the virtual exchange of our Hub Communities on the Collaboration Space! The Hub Communities use the Collaboration Space to network and collaborate. If you already are a member of a Hub Community, but you do not have access to the Collaboration Space yet, please contact our Head of Community Management Merle Wangerin: merle.wangerin@globalhealthhub.de

Community Managers:

  • Maurice Gesser - Johnson & Johnson
  • Sebastian Schönherr - Universities Allied for Essential Medicines e.V.

The Hub Community on Antimicrobic Resistance (AMR) focuses on antibiotic resistance as a “silent pandemic” responsible for claiming millions of deaths every year. The Hub Community offers a platform for exchanging ideas and discussing proposed solutions for policy makers.

Working language: English

Community Managers:

  • Elisa Frenz - Health Proc Europe
  • Dr. Klaus Geiselhart - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Sophie Gepp - Bundesvertretung der Medizinstudierenden in Deutschland e.V.
  • Donald Sandmann - Healthy Planet - Healthy People

The Hub Community on Climate Change and Health studies the relationship between climate change and health. It is based on the premise that Germany must live up to its international responsibility and immediately bring about emission savings and promote adaptation measures worldwide.

Working language: English

Community Managers:

  • Ruth Kopelke - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Ikeoluwapo Lydia Oluwayemi - HAW Hamburg, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management Research and Transfer Centre

The interprofessional Hub Community on Global Child Health is committed to improving the quality of preventive and curative pediatric care in countries with limited resources.

Working language: English

Community Managers: 

  • Dr Sonu M. M. Bhaskar - NSW Brain Clot Bank, Department of Neurology, Liverpool Hospital and South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • Dr Henna Riemenschneider - Technical University Dresden, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus 

The unfolding humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian attack on Ukraine has brought forth the plight of refugee and migrant health and the need for a streamlined approach within and beyond Europe. The purpose of the Hub Community on Global Health & Migration is to act as a catalyst for chance, research, evidence-based policy design and advocacy for refugees and migrants.

Working language: English

Community Paper: Some people need to leave or flee their home.

Community Manager:

  • Dr med. Eric Hahn - Charité University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences
  • Prof. Dr Michael Wirsching - Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Centre for Medicine and Society
  • Jinan Abi Jumaa - Charité University Hospital Berlin

No Health Without Mental Health. - The Hub Community on Global Mental Health focuses on strengthening the equality and complementarity of biomedical and psychosocial concepts in care, prevention, research, teaching, resource allocation and policy.

Working language: German

Community Paper: Policy Brief: Covid-19 und mentale Gesundheit (only available in German)

Community Managers:

  • Dr. Carsten Butsch - University of Cologne
  • Dr. Timo Falkenberg - University of Bonn, GeoHealth Centre
  • Dr. Ulrich Kuch - Goethe University Frankfurt, Department of Tropical Medicine and Global Health

The Hub Community on Global Urban Health focuses on the complex interplay of urban living conditions with their diverse risk factors. The Hub Community takes an interdisciplinary approach and encourages cross-sectoral activities.

Working language: German

Community Managers:

  • Dr. Sabine Ludwig - Charité University Hospital Berlin, Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics; Women in Global Health - Germany
  • Priscilla Owusu - University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health

The Hub Community on Global Women’s Health is dedicated to promoting and sharing knowledge and experiences on the topic of improving the health outcomes of women around the world.

Working language: English

Community Manager:

  • Karl-Josef Bohrer - Siemens Healthineers GmbH
  • Lukas Wrosch - Maastricht University
  • Simon Rinnert - German Red Cross

The Hub Community on Global Digital Health focuses on the implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) in global health - from the much-based healthcare ICT, eHealth and wearable devices up to sophisticated medical sensors.

Working language: English

Community Managers:

  • Prof. Dr. Axel Kroeger - Albert-Ludwig-University Freiburg, Centre for Medicine and Society
  • Tatiana Rivera - Albert Ludwig-University Freiburg, Centre for Medicine and Society

The Hub Community on Epidemic Preparedness and Response includes scientists, national program managers from endemic countries, and current/potential donors of outbreak related research. Its primary aim is to help improve outbreak response and warning systems across the world.

Working language: English

Community Paper: Policy Brief | Innovation und Zusammenarbeit: Das EWARS-Rahmenprogramm für Infektionskrankheiten (only available in German)

Community Managers: 

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Winkler - Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Klug - Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University Munich
  • Laura Roth - Center for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Technical University Munich 

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of the death worldwide. Nonetheless, the prevention and control of NCDs receives too little attention. The Hub Community on NCD, founded in partnership with the Centre for Global Health – Technical University Munich, aims to stipulate change in this area.

Working language: English

Community Managers:

  • Natalia Korchakova-Heeb - Siemens Healthineers GmbH
  • Tanya Herfurth - Young Leaders for Health e.V. 
  • Mbali Motsoeneng - World Economic Forum 

The purpose of the Hub Community on Partnerships for Global Health is to enable members of the GHHG and beyond to form partnerships that contribute to achieving SDG 3 and thereby to supporting the global health agenda.

Working language: English

Community Managers:

  • Maik Damm - Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Daniel Jestrzemski - Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Dr. Ulrich Kuch - Fachbereich Tropische Medizin und Globale Gesundheit, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Martin Biener - Snake-Bite e.V.

The interdisciplinary and intersectoral Hub Community on Snake Bite Poisoning unites German expertise on snake bite poisoning and invites all interested parties to form partnerships and cooperate on projects.

Working language: German

Your contact

Merle Wangerin
Head of Community Management
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