In August-September 2016, Erasmus MC is hosting a unique series of four Masterclasses by renowned experts in global health from around the world. Global health is one of the target domains of Erasmus MC, which this year is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its School of Medicine, putting global health ambitions center stage: ‘Bridging
Acquisition Ellen Van de Poel, Leander Buisman, Eddy Van Doorslaer and Owen O’Donnell started a UNICEF project on the Analysis of nationally representative surveys to examine the determinants of stunting in selected low- and middle-income countries (90.000 euro) The Erasmus Center for Health Economics Research (ESCHER) – a collaboration between ESE, iBMG, EMC has been
Upcoming calls Horizon2020: Implementation research (available from: https://goo.gl/vrcD2N) Incentive Fund Open Access – publications by NWO (available from: http://goo.gl/WFpiJE) Intermediate Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (available from: http://goo.gl/7qKtW) VINNMER Marie Curie (available from: http://goo.gl/1YjmYM) NWO-Aspasia (available from: http://goo.gl/shBfYG) Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Veni (available from: http://goo.gl/DUCsC) European Research Commission grants (available from: https://goo.gl/47oSGX)
The Zika outbreak and its consequences show how important public information is in prevention and control of infectious diseases. The WHO declared a global health emergency for Zika in February and announced last week that there is strong scientific consensus that Zika virus can cause GBS, microcephaly and other neurological disorders.
A team of researchers of Erasmus Medical Center will leave for Paramaribo this week to go and work with colleagues in Surinam in research to test for the zika virus after people have been infected.
A large group of global health minors students at the Medical Faculty at Erasmus MC recently completed their exchange journeys abroad. They returned enriched and with a lot of enthusiasm. In an article in Scanner, several of them narrate their experiences. See www.facebook.com/minorglobalhealth2015 and this PDF.
This week, in Paris the international climate conference COP21 takes place. In June, the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change launched a seminal research report, which underscores that “responding to climate change could be the biggest global health opportunity of the 21st century.” The report provides key policy recommendations for governments to take action
November 12 International Conference Innovations in Global Health Financing: Measuring and Having ImpactRGHI Administrator 13/11/2015
Measuring Impact and Having Impact are not always the same thing. On the occasion of the honorary doctorate awarded this week to prof. Paul Gertler at Erasmus University, a core of topresearchers in the field of impact evaluations in health gathered in the Erasmus Pavillion for a special international conference devoted to innovations in global
Over three hundred people attended the special Erasmus Dies Natalis ceremony on November 9, at which two honorary doctorates were awarded to professors in global health.
Assistant Professor Matthias Rieger will undertake a research project entitled “Causal Factors of Child Growth: Evidence from Aggregated Survey Data” financed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
International Symposium 12 November on Global Innovations in Health Financing Measuring and Having ImpactRGHI Administrator 12/10/2015
Measuring Impact and Having Impact are not always the same thing. On the occasion of the honorary doctorate to Paul Gertler, one of the world’s best known researchers on impact evaluations in health, RGHI co-organizes a one-day seminar on state-of-the-art questions around evaluating health financing strategies and health impact.
A blog by Adam Wagstaff, the World Bank’s Research Manager of the Human Development and Public Services, Development Research Group features two recent studies by RGHI partner iBMG (Van de Poel, Bonfrer a.o.). Wagstaff reviews the ongoing quest of what works in trying to incentivize quality care.
International Symposium 11 June 2015 This symposium brought together the evidence from recent impact evaluations of African health financing reforms, which aim to bring about Universal Health Coverage (UHC). A full house of participants attended the presentations of selected cases varying from the evaluations of community-based health insurance to performance based financing schemes. A lively
Over 50% of the world’s inhabitants reside in cities. The huge challenges this rapid global urbanization poses to health were addressed at the 12th International Conference for Urban Health (ICUH 2015) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from May 24-27, 2015
The rural health development program in China, Health XI, gathered a major dissemination conference in Beijing on November 19. Over 350 participants attended the meeting and shared some major achievements in the 8 provinces which were partner in Health XI. The project, funded by the World Bank and DFID, has been one of the largest
Today, the short film we made during the October 20 Dutch national ebola debate at Erasmus MC has come on- line. A month after this debate the situation is West Africa with over 15000 cases and over 5000 people dead still requires our urgent attention. RGHI is actively involved in the discussions on the structural
On November 27, RGHI has signed a contract with the Erasmus Valorisation Center to strengthen the links with the valorisation agenda of Erasmus University and Erasmus Medical Center.
In a fully booked main auditorium of Erasmus Medical Center, the Dutch National Ebola Debate took place on Monday 20 October, with many of the key stakeholders from the ebola science and emergency communities present. In several presentations the current state of affairs was discussed and an urgent call for action was mounted, primarily to
Nationaal ebola actualiteitencafé op 20 oktober in Rotterdam On October 20, RGHI and Erasmus MC will host the national ebola urgency debate. Time: 12-14h, Location: Erasmus MC, main lecture hall 2 (new education building). Event is organised together with RIVM/VWS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cordaid, MSF, and Netherlands Platform for Global Health Policy and Health
The autumn call for RGHI seed money proposals has been opened. Note the slightly adapted terms of reference. Deadline November 3, 2014, 12h GMT. For further details read the following documents. RGHI seedmoney round November 2014 RGHI appendix with second 2014 call for proposals seed money
RGHI pushes innovations debate during Capetown Health Systems Global Conference on “People-centered health systems”RGHI Administrator 14/09/2014
On September 30, 15-17h, RGHi will co-host the special session ‘Disrupt in Order to Sustain’ during the global health systems research conference in Capetown, South Africa. Together with the Netherlands Platform for Global Health Policy and Health Systems Research we will address the key innovations which are urgently needed to advance global health much more
On Sept 3, 2014, WHO lead expert on Universal Health Coverage, Joe Kutzin, engaged in a lively debate organised by the Netherlands Platform and RGHI in Rotterdam. In the presence of health systems researchers, postdocs and health systems reform implementers, Kutzin discussed the progress made in the UHC policy agenda but also tackled a number
On July 3, 2014, Representatives of RGHI and the five business partners of the Rotterdam Alliance for Serious Games and Creative Learning got together to discuss our actions for the coming months. The full agenda will be issued in September. Please click here for the powerpoint presentation
On the day of the worst storm in Western Europe since the 1980s representatives of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative and Erasmus MC, ITPreneurs, Lucidious, Organiq, Ranj and Vertigo gathered at the Games for Health Europe conference to launch the Rotterdam Creative Coalitions (RCC) for Serious Games & Innovative Learning in Global Health.
The Dutch Knowledge Platform for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights was launched on September 5RGHI Administrator 05/09/2013
RGHI was present! We are looking forward to sharing our expertise in this area.
See the movie “Disrupt in order to sustain” with the conclusions of the May 15, 2013 International conference on Towards Sustainable Global Health ArchitectureRGHI Administrator 15/05/2013
“Disrupt in Order to Sustain”. This appeal best captures the general spirit of the international global health innovators event “Towards Sustainable Global Health Architecture, Facing the Challenges”, held in Rotterdam on May 15, 2013. Over 120 global health researchers, social entrepreneurs, implementers and policy-makers had accepted the invitation of the Netherlands Platform for Global Health
2nd Global Health Systems Research Symposium in Beijing: new aspirations for research on health reform and universal health coverageRGHI Administrator 01/11/2012
The 2nd Global HSR Symposium which took place in Beijing from October 30-November 3, 2012, turned out to be a very stimulating event. Over 1750 participants from all continents gathered to explore the pros and cons of the latest health policy trend: Universal Health Coverage. Those of us who still remember ‘Health for All by
Terug naar de voorhoede van gezondheidsinnovatie. Kies voor een Global Health orientatie op gezondheidRGHI Administrator 28/09/2012
Een echte innovatie agenda begint ermee de debatten rond een aantal grote thema’s zoals gezondheidszorg echt anders in te richten. Hiertoe doet een grote coalitie van gezondheidszorginstellingen en kenniscentra een oproep aan de informateurs. De coalitie pleit voor een omslag van gezondheidskosten naar een batenagenda en een nieuwe global health oriëntatie op gezondheid en zorg.
Second round RGHI seed money grants to projects on health insurance, logistics, modeling and knowledge transferRGHI Administrator 10/08/2012
The steering committee of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative has agreed five new project proposals for seed funding. The winning proposals pertain to the RGHI research areas of health insurance, health logistics, global health knowledge transfer and modeling of some neglected disease control. The proposals each involve promising coalitions of RGHI partners, with strong external
On June 5th, 2012 Princess Máxima of The Netherlands attended the international Access to Health Insurance congress 2012. This gathering, organized by the Prince Claus Curatorium, ISS, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNSGSA, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative and the PharmAccess Foundation, attracted health practitioners, policy makers, financial experts, academics and
Today, the steering committee of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative has agreed four project proposals for seed funding. From among 10 proposals submitted, 7 were considered eligible and 4 were finally awarded. The winning proposals cover the key research areas of RGHI and pertain to access to health and health financing; improving performance based financing
Many health experts gathered Friday in Theater LantarenVenster in Rotterdam for the international launch of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative (RGHI). The dynamic network character of the RGHi was nicely displayed by the presence of a large number of health researchers from the Netherlands and abroad: representatives of the Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs,