Doctoral program in Global Health (PhD)

The Institute of Global Health, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the Swiss School of Public Health +, presents the first doctoral program in global health created partly at a distance by the online program. The doctoral program is not only relevant to all health professionals at all career levels in the global context, but is also ideal for those who wish to broaden and deepen their understanding of health by applying global health approaches.


"Promote and develop research on implementation in the field of global health"
This innovative doctoral program was created in response to the urgent need to develop implementation research in the field of public and global health, using a transdisciplinary approach. The main objective of the PhD program in Global Health is to train candidates who can bridge the existing gaps between practical knowledge, academic skills and research skills in the field of global health.

The doctoral program combines on-site and distance learning approaches that allow a doctoral candidate to work in their respective countries. The doctoral candidate may continue to work full-time in his or her current position, provided that the employer provides full support to enable the collaborator to follow the courses on site, conduct research on behalf of the institution and publish them as the first author. Refereed journals are under the supervision of a professor from the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine. "

Prof. Antoine Flahault, MD, PhD, Director of the Institute of Global Health


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All responsibilities for the academic conduct, standards, and requirements of the doctoral program rest with the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine, through its duly appointed and elected officers and representatives, in accordance with internal directives and university policies.