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Global Health Lecture Series – Thursday 19.05.2022

Water Governance, Urbanisation and Climate Change in the Trans-Himalaya

presented to you by Dr. Juliane Dame from the South Asia Institute, Department of Geography at Heidelberg University.

Date: Thursday, 19/05/2022

Time: 17:15 – 18:30 h (UTC +2)

Link: via WebEx –

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Stellenausschreibung Praktikum

Wir bieten ab August/September eine Stelle für ein/e Praktikant/in (Vollzeit) an für die Mitarbeit in internationalen Projekten.

Mehr Info hier: evaplan Stellenausschreibung Praktikum

Bewerbungen (inkl. Anschreiben und Lebenslauf) bitte per E-Mail an:

Prof. Dr. Michael Marx

evaplan GmbH am Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

Ringstraße 19B

69115 Heidelberg


Global Health Lecture Series – Thursday 20 January 2022

Optimizing Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health – Services in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Ghana Experience

presented to you by Dr. Gloria J. Quansah Asare who is a Medical Doctor and Public Health Consultant at the Family Health Medicine School, Accra, Ghana.

Date: Thursday, 20/01/2022

Time: 17:15 – 18:30 h (UTC +1)

Link: via WebEx –

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The visible Hand – Self-paced e-learning course

This course is focused on the role of economics in dealing with scarce resources and fair allocation of goods and services in health care. It introduces measuring the flow of funds in a health system through different forms of health care financing arrangements. The questions why health care should not be left to the market allocation mechanism and why the government might intervene are discussed.



Pension Systems – Self-paced e-learning course

This course gives an overview of the general factors of demographic, epidemiological and societal transition with aged-focused developments in life expectancy, mortality, fertility and migration.

For more information click HERE



Global Health Lecture Series – Thursday 10 June 2021

Peru’s COVID-19 response – an insight to health work in Latin America

presented to you by Ernesto Gozzer, Associated Professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH).

Date: Thursday, 10/06/2021

Time: 17:15 – 18:45 h (UTC +2)

Link: via WebEx – 

Language: English

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Introduction to Social Protection- Self-paced e-learning course

This course introduces social protection and relates it to international conventions and their reflection in the national legislation. It explains the history of social protection in Europe and relates it to poverty and the structure of societies. Concepts and means to protect the poor and vulnerable are developed.




Controlling in Health Insurance- Self-paced e-learning course

In this course, participants will learn how controlling can be managed in health insurance. It introduces various forms of operational controlling in health insurance companies and their underlying activities and instruments. The strategic process in a health insurance company, the principles of implementing and reporting of strategic controlling are presented.



The Visible Hand – e-Learning Course

This course is focused on the role of economics in dealing with scarce resources and fair allocation of goods and services in health care. It introduces measuring the flow of funds in a health system through different forms of health care financing arrangements. The questions why health care should not be left to the market allocation mechanism and why the government might intervene are discussed.  

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Self-paced e-learning course

This course gives an overview of the general factors of demographic, epidemiological and societal transition with aged-focused developments in life expectancy, mortality, fertility and migration.

For more information click HERE


Heidelberg Institute of Global Health – Symposium 5-7 May 2021

Symposium Climate Change, Nutrition and Health: Global Challenges and Potential Solutions

Conveners: Ina Danquah and Rainer Sauerborn, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH)

Location in person: Seminar room, Neuenheimer Feld 370




Online Courses Program

Our online courses program offers an exceptional opportunity for customization of the curriculum by request in order to meet specific capacity building needs at institutional level in the area of social protection and quality improvement in health care. All our courses are accredited and were developed in cooperation with academical experts and institutions in Germany, at EU level and globally. The courses are suitable for students and professionals alike.

For more information click HERE





Tutored Online Course – Starting Soon

Starting Soon on 1st May 2021: Our tutored online course “Quality Improvement – A Key for Health Systems Strengthening”.  

The course aims at strengthening the capacity of professionals responsible for managing quality in health care settings at all levels in the health system.  Secure your spot and ENROL HERE



Global Health Lecture Series – 22 April 2021

Climate Change and Health – Impact, adaptation and response

presented to you by PD Valérie R. Louis, PhD, senior researcher at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health.

Date: Thursday, 22/04/2021

Time: 17:15 – 18:45 h (UTC +2)

Link: via WebEx – (no password needed)

Language: English

Credits: Medical students can recieve credits for the Wahlfachtrack Global Health and the MEDISS program

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Online Discussion 30th March 2021 at 9 a.m.

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Virtual face-to-face Course – Digital Transformation and Global Health

The course aims to equip the global audience to reflect on the overall impact of digitalisation on healthcare systems and on international development cooperation in the healthcare sector.

Taught by Steven Wanyee, Co-Founder & Director of Digital Health Solutions, Research and Innovation (DHSRI), IntelliSOFT Consulting Limited and Steven Uggowitzer, Senior Architect, Health Information Systems, ICT4D. digital square interview with Steven Wanyee here  

Morning & early afternoon live lectures with the tutors will be followed by independent work in the afternoon (CET) Monday – Wednesday with a final homework feedback session on Friday (no live sessions on Thursday, which is dedicated to independent work and reading).

More Info & Enrolment Here



Global Health Society – Online Session 8th December 2020

Topic: COVID-19 – Quo Vadis?

presented to you by Prof. Dr. med. Olaf Müller & Dr. med. Florian Neuhann from the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health.

We will learn about global aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how it affects Germany and its health policy. Together we will discuss possible solutions and measures on how to deal with the pandemic from this moment onwards.

Date: Tuesday, 08.12.2020

Time: 15:00 – 17:00 (UTC +1)

Link (no password needed)

Language: English

Credits: You can recieve credits for the Wahlfachtrack Global Health (Klinischer Abschnitt)

More Info on the Gloabl Health Society Here



Online Seminar Recording – Quality Improvement

Achieving success through Quality: setting the right vision and a system approach

Dr Peter Campbell  

October 15, 2020 | 2 PM CEST

Watch the Seminar recording here


William Edwards Deming, the “Father of Quality Management”, recognized for the transformation of Japanese industry, proposed 14 basic principles for improvement of organisations. This seminar will address the first of these: How to develop a purpose, a vision for the organisation that will set it on the right path to success. While most health organisations have a vision, their focus may be on aspects that will not set them up to maximise their achievement over the long-term.

In this seminar we will discuss: What are the issues?  What are the pitfalls? And how do these link to establishing an effective system for the organisation?

In preparation, you are invited to watch Dr Campbell’s presentation for the 4th International QI Forum on Digitalisation and Quality Improvement that took place in June 2020:  Using Modern Technology to Improve Health Systems: What Can History Teach Us?

Dr Peter Campbell is one of the tutors for the 6-months long online course Quality Improvement — A Key for Health Systems Strengthening (7.5 ECTS) that starts on November 1, 2020.  

He has 25-years’ experience as an international Public Health specialist. He is educated as a Family Physician, has a Masters in International Health and a certificate in Post-Graduate Medical Education. Academically, for the past 10-years he has worked for the University of Heidelberg and for the Charité, Berlin as Course-Coordinator/ Lecturer/ Thesis Supervisor/ Examiner on Masters courses including Quality Management, Health Economics/ Health Financing, and Consultancy Skills. He has worked on projects in Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), the Balkans (Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina), Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia) and Africa (Ethiopia, Malawi). He has been employed by numerous organisations including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, GIZ, KfW Bank, SDC and WHO. He is currently intermittent Team Leader for a German government-funded program (through GIZ) improving the quality of health services in Tajikistan. He is a native English-speaker, has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and is becoming known as a public speaker on the fundamentals of Quality Management (e.g. Edinburgh Fringe, Sheffield Festival of Debate, TEDx).



World Patient Safety Day

In honor of the World Patient Safety Day, we are opening access to the Interview On Patient Engagement And Empowerment Through Health Information Technology, Dr Ronen Rozenblum, Harvard Med School from our QI Forum:


Starting Soon – Tutored Online Courses & Face-to-face Courses

Quality Improvement – Tutored Online Course

01.11. 2020 – 30.04.2021: Quality Improvement- A Key for Health Systems Strengthening (7.5 ECTS) 

Social Protection – Online Courses in Cooperation with Maastricht School of Governance

31.08 – 05.10.2020: Public Policy Processes (2 ECTS)

05.10. – 04.11.2020: Public Policy Analysis (2 ECTS) & Public Policy Processes (2 ECTS) 

09.11 – 19.12.2020: Policy Analysis in Social Protection (2 ECTS) & Public Policy Analysis (2 ECTS)

14.12.2020 – 06.02.2021 (incl. Christmas break): Public Policy Processes (2 ECTS) & Policy Analysis in Social Protection (2 ECTS)

Social Protection – Face-to-face Courses Heidelberg 2021

19.04 – 23.04.2021: Introduction to Social Protection (in cooperation with AOK Consulting) (1,5 ECTS)

26.04 – 30.04.2021: Business Administration in Social Protection (1,5 ECTS)

03.05 – 07.05.2021: Controlling in Pension systems (in cooperation with German Pension Fund) (1,5 ECTS)

10.05 – 14.05.2020: Controlling in Health Insurance (in cooperation with AOK consulting) (1,5 ECTS)

17.05 – 21.05.2021: Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Protection Systems (in cooperation with Maastricht Graduate School of Governance) (1,5 ECTS)




Heidelberg Institute of Global Health – Lecture Series

SARS-CoV2 – Test, test, test… but how, who, and when? 

This event will take place Thursday, the 16th of July at 17:15 (UTC +2)

Presented by: Dr. med. Claudia Denkinger

You can access the event via: / Password: globalhealth
Here the link to the FB event:



KEEP STUDYING – 50% Off Online Courses

Keep studying with our online courses portfolio covering Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Social Protection


50% offer available till 31st December 2020


New Publication Available

Sandra Oerther, Hanna Jöst, Anna Heitmann, Renke Lühken, Andreas Krüger, Irmgard Steinhausen, Christine Brinker, Susanne Lorentz, Michael Marx, Jonas Schmidt‑Chanasit, Torsten Naucke and Norbert Becker. Phlebotomine sand flies in Southwest Germany: an update with records in new locations. Parasites & Vectors (2020) 13:173.



KEEP STUDYING – 50% Off Online Courses

Keep studying with our online courses portfolio covering Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Social Protection


50% offer available till 30th June 2020



STAY CONNECTED – 4th International QI Forum 2020 Going Virtual

Registrations are still open for the upcoming 4th International Quality Improvement Forum.

With the current crisis, the discussion on the role of digital solutions in patient safety is now more current than ever. We are thus switching to a virtual format in order to keep the date for both the forum and the Digital Transformation and Health Course.


“Digitizing in the Health Care System” – Training by AOK International Consulting and Nortal

The training will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from the 4th to the 8th of May, 2020. 

Estonia is the leading country in Europe when it comes to the digitization of administration, healthcare or other areas of life. Therefore, we offer a one-week training in Tallinn for all those who are directly or in interface positions involved in the digitization of products or processes in the healthcare system to learn from experts of our partners. The trainers impart their knowledge in input presentations, interactive workshops and guided group work sessions. On-site visits complete the seminar with insights into practical digital workflows. At the beginning of May there will be a training partly in German, partly in English. Registration till beginning of April. A fully English and a fully Russian training will take place in the second half of 2020. For further information please contact Karin Dobberschütz, Head of AOK International Consulting by KomPart:

You will learn how to:

– evaluate and assess a digitalization project;

– how to structure the process;

– detect priorities and influencing factors in such projects and how to handle them.

Training Programm





4th International QI Forum Heidelberg 2020



Online Seminar “Introducing the Social Protection Certificate”

A seminar recording of “Introducing the Social Protection Certificate” by Dr. Svetla Loukanova is now available:



New Online Course in Patient Safety

e-Learning Course

Patient safety in clinical and resource-poor settings

90 h investment time

The course gives general understanding on patient safety and an integrated approach to patient safety programs by focusing on different dimensions: governance and legislation, quality improvement, human recourses, organization, management, culture and financial impact.

More Information

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New Short Online Course in Quality Improvement – FRENCH Version

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New Short Online Course in Quality Improvement (in English)

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Short Online Course: Quality Improvement (English) (3 ECTS)


New Postgraduate Accredited Courses in Social Protection

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Online Courses

A1. Introduction to Social Protection: A Systems Approach to Universal Social Protection

A2. The Visible Hand – The many Facets of Social Health Protection Financing

A3. Pension Systems for an Aging Population

A4. Controlling in Health Insurance (in cooperation with AOK consulting)

Online & Face-to-Face Courses

Certificate in Social Protection Heidelberg – Mix of Online + Face-to-Face Courses

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“Quality improvement of health systems in an epidemic context” – New Publication available:

2019: Brugnara L, Pervilhac C, Kohler F, Dramé ML, Sax S, Marx M. Quality improvementof health systems in an epidemic context: A framework based on lessons from the Ebola virus disease out-break in West Africa.Int J Health Plann Mgmt. 2019;1–16.

New E-Learning Course with 3 ECTS: “The Visible Hand – the Many Facets of Social Health Protection Financing”


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Dr Peter Lachmann will be giving a public lecture on Patient Safety at the University Hospital of Heidelberg on April 8th 2019 

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New publications : 

2018 Dramé, M. , Houehanou, C. , Sogbohossou, P. , Paré, R. , Ekambi, A. , Mizéhoun-Adissoda, C. , Houinato, D. , Gyselinck, K. , Marx, M. , Martins, M. and Ferrinho, P. (2018) Determinants of High Blood Pressure and Quality of Management in Three Regions of Benin. Open Journal of Epidemiology, 8, 14-28. doi: 10.4236/ojepi.2018.81002 .

2018 John Ovretveit, Lisa Dolan-Branton, Michael Marx, Amy Reid, Julie Reid, Bruce Agins; Adapting improvements to context: when, why and how?, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Volume 30, Issue suppl_1, 20 April 2018, Pages 20–23,

“If you can’t measure it – you can’t change it” – New publications available : 

E-Learning course with 7,5 ECTS on Quality Improvement: for Health Systems Strengthening 

A new e-learning course is available for registration until end of April 2018 on the website of the University Hospital Heidelberg! It was created in cooperation with evaplan GmbH, aQua Institute, Heidelberg University & Common Sense eLearning & training consultants GmbH. The course aims to increase competencies for strategic decision making in managing quality, enhance skills in quality improvement mechanisms and build positive patient-centered attitudes. Register here.

“HubBerlin – breakthrough innovations in healthcare from Tanzania and Kenya”

Moderated by Friederike Paul-Fariborz – evaplan, the digital health network of the expert network of the GIZ Innovation Factory showcased some breakthrough digital health innovations from Tanzania (Mwawi Mlekano – ITIDO) and Kenya (Steven Wanyee – Intellisoft) at this years HubBerlin:

Learning at the System Level to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety” – ISQua Conference London 2017

Prof. Dr. Michael Marx will be presenting at this year’s ISQua Conference in London 4 October 2017 during a follow up session on the Heidelberg QI Forum for Health “How to fit patient safety into QI mechanisms?”

“Connecting health – systemic mHealth solutions for better pregnancy and birth giving care”

The Innovation Factory, a global initiative which the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), presented digital solutions for pregnancy and delivery care at this year’s re:publica media convention in Berlin.

A multidisciplinary team of health and IT professionals from four countries – Tanzania, Cameroon, Kenya, and Germany – showcased their digital solutions in the panel session ‘Connecting health – systemic mHealth solutions for better pregnancy and birth giving care’. The Innovation Factory provides a collaborative and creative space to develop and support digital health solutions that are in line with the four partner countries’ national priorities. For more information about the cross-country ideation process and approach, have a look at the video of the Innovation Factory’s session at re:publica with Friederike Paul-Fariborz from evaplan, Mwawi Leah Mlekano, Executive Director ITIDO LTD Tanzania, Annie Hortense Atchoumi, representive core team Cameroon, Steven Macharia, Technical Director Digital Health Kenya, and Titus Kühne, Director Institute of Computer-assisted Medi at Charité Berlin.


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The Heidelberg Quality Improvement Forum for Health (QI Forum) was established in 2014 with the aim to bring quality improvement (QI) and health system strengthening (HSS) experts together and build a platform for information, exchange, critical analysis and discussion of QI mechanisms, initiatives and approaches in the context of HSS.

The QI Forum is organised by evaplan International Health at the University Hospital Heidelberg in collaboration with the AQUA Institute, Göttingen and the Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University. For the 2017 QI Forum evaplan has also partnered with ISQua, The International Society for Quality in Health.

The 3rd Heidelberg QI Forum for Health took place from 15-16 June 2017 and disussed: How to fit Patient Safety into QI mechanisms?

With a focus on QI mechanisms in Low and Middle Income Countries, this year’s forum inquired if current QI mechanisms reflect Patient Safety issues, if there is a demand in formulating and reformulating certain standards to actually reflect these issues. The Forum addressed the challenges of using Patient Safety data for health system strengthening and also explored hidden Patient Safety issues related to culture, gender, ethnicity and marginalisation.