Ilona Kickbusch

"The term Global Health stands for a new context, a new awareness and a new strategic approach in matters of international health. Its focus is the impact of global interdependence on the determinants of health, the transfer of health risks and the policy response of countries, international organizations and the many other actors in the global health arena. Its goal is the equitable access to health in all regions of the globe."

Global Health

Ilona Kickbusch is the founding director of the Global Health Centre and Chair of the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies Geneva, Switzerland.

Ilona Kickbusch has significantly contributed to shaping the new field of global health. She brings a unique mix of practice and theory through her positions at the World Health Organization and her academic work. She is involved in many global health initiatives and contributes regularly to global health events and debates around the world. She focuses her twitter activities mainly on global health issues: @IlonaKickbusch

Ilona Kickbusch serves as

  • Co-chair of UHC 2030
  • principle investigator and co-chair of the Lancet FT Commission Governing Health Futures – growing up in a digital world

She serves on several important boards and Commissions:

Economics of Health for All

Ilona Kickbusch was appointed a member of the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All which was established on 13 November 2020 by the WHO Director-General to rethink how value in health and wellbeing is measured, produced, and distributed across the economy. The Council presented its report on occasion of the World Health Assembly 76 in May 2023.

The report can be downloaded here.