Ilona Kickbusch

Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute Geneva

Programs: Foreign & Security PolicyRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Professor Ilona Kickbusch PhD is known throughout the world for her expertise and is a sought after senior adviser and key note speaker. She has a strong commitment to the empowerment of women.

She is the founding director and chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization and Yale University.

The Lancet has profiled her as a global health reformer.

She has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz) in recognition of her invaluable contributions to innovation in governance for global health and global health diplomacy.

She works as an independent global health consultant based in Brienz, Switzerland

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