Institute of Global Health (ISG)
The Institute of Global Health (ISG), managed by Professor Antoine Flahault, replaced the Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at UNIGE in January 2014. The University of Geneva effectively made this change in the aim of pursuing its efforts in developing global academic health. The unique position of Geneva will enable ISG to develop strong links with global protagonists in the area of global health, whether with international and non-governmental organisations, the academic world or financial backers, including the global funds GAVI or the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The presence of some of these protagonists on Campus Biotech, for example GAVI and FIND, also represents a promise of important synergies.
ISG produces a reflection, research and up-to-date teaching so that students, professionals and decision-makers can better address contemporary challenges in the area of global health. Its researchers concentrate on three thematic axes - epidemiology and cancer prevention, health and human rights, and public mental health and ageing - and will be very active in the future Big Data Laboratory. Apart from its research activities, ISG participates in academic training by offering a Master's programme and doctorate in global health, as well as certificates of ongoing training.