"Positive management, for example the continued valuable contribution to the work force by the older generation, paired with pro-active measures, for example health promotion and disease management, can start to transform what some see as a looming crisis into a social revolution."
Ilona Kickbusch was appointed to chair the international advisory board on Global Health Policy by the German Minister of Health, www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de
2016 Ilona Kickbusch was 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. Here is a short overview of some of
her contributions to German global health development:
She has been involved in both the G7 (2015) and the G20 (2017) German presidencies in relation to global health matters. She co-chaired the Health Crisis simulation at the G20 health ministers meeting together with David Heymann from Chatham House. Read her assessment of the G20 global health activities.
Chair of the Council of the World Health Summit
The World Health Summit (WHS) takes place annually in the German capital Berlin and enjoys the high patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the French Republic, the President of the European Commission and the Director General of the World Health Organisation. www.worldhealthsummit.org
She was able to contribute to the development of the first German Federal Government’s Strategy Paper on: Shaping Global Health Taking Joint Action Embracing Responsibility through a background document. She also contributed to the Leopoldina (the German National Academy of Sciences) report on Public Health in Germany especially in relation to global health, more.
serves on several advisory boards – at present also on the scientific advisory board for the recently established ZIG at the Robert Koch Institute -
and is frequently invited to contribute to global health events in
Germany. She has published on Germany's new global health role.
She is one of founders of Women in Global Health Germany www.womeningh.org/wgh-germany
Ilona Kickbusch ist seit 2017 Mitglied im Beirat der German Health Alliance (bis Juni 2019 German Healthcare Partnership)
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