Cambridge Global Health Lecture Series

Name of the activity: Cambridge Global Health Lecture Series

Country/NMO: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (SfGH)

Program: Health Systems

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

The Cambridge Global Health Lecture Series is a series of engaging lectures on variety of key Global Health topics sparking the interest of the general public with as goal to raise awareness in the general (student) populations of Cambridge on the importance of Global Health and its interdisciplinarity.

Focus area:

Health systems as a whole

Problem statement:

Many emerging health issues, as e.g. antimicrobial resistance or the impact of climate change on health, are associated with a multifactorial complex of changing circumstances not respecting national or disciplinary boundaries. However, there is a lack of knowledge on i) global health ii) its importance iii) and its interdisciplinary nature among the general (student) population.

Target groups:

General population, Medical students, Healthcare Students, Other Students


General population, Medical students, Healthcare Students, Other Students, Doctors, Other health professionals, Children, Youth, Women, Migrants, Refugees, People with disabilities, Elderly people, Homeless people, LGBTQIA+ community, Incarcerated individuals

Objectives and indicators of success:

Main objective

Raising awareness in the general (and student) population of Cambridge on the importance of Global Health and its interdisciplinarity.

After participating in the Global Health Lecture Series, participants:

– can formulate what Global Health is and why it is important

– have been introduced to and gained knowledge on the topics of i) Health Inequalities, ii) Climate Change and Health iii) Human Rights and Health iv) Non Communicable disease policy v) Global Health governance

– are aware of the complexity and interdisciplinarity of Global Health


5 Week Global Health Lecture series repeatedly on Tuesdays (29th January – 26th February) from 19:30-21:00 on the topics of:

– Introduction to Global Health and Health Inequalities; why does it matter?

– Climate Action – Climate Change and Global Health

– Human Rights and Health

– Non Communicable disease policy.

– Global Health Governance: who governs Global Health and why?

Several keynote speakers from the University of Cambridge, King’s College London, NCD Alliance and University College London have been confirmed. The lectures have different formats e.g. one speaker and panel discussions and the participants are enabled to actively engage with the speakers and discussions. After the lecture there is time to network with the participants and the speakers.

A certificate is provided to those that attend at least 4 out of the 5 lectures.

Plans for evaluation:

The Global Health Lecture Series will be evaluated in several ways:

– Participants evaluation: attendance of participants will be tracked by a sign-in sheet on entrance of the lecture. Afterwards participants are send an evaluation form per email. To stimulate people filling out the evaluation forms: only people that have been to four out of six of the lectures and have filled out the respective evaluation forms are eligible to receive a certificate.

– Committee evaluation: after each lecture the committee will discuss how the lecture went and the possible ways to improve. This will be done once again when the whole series has ended.

– Speakers evaluation: after each lecture the committee will informally discuss with the speakers how they experienced their lecture/panel.

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