Ilona Kickbusch

"Health is created and lived by people within the settings of their everyday life; where they learn, work, play and love. Health is created by caring for oneself and others, by being able to take decisions and have control over one's life circumstances, and by ensuring that the society one lives in creates conditions that allow the attainment of health by all its members." - Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

Welcome to Kickbusch Health Consult

Kickbusch Health Consult advises international organizations, national governments, NGOs and the private sector on new directions and innovations in global health, pandemic preparedness, governance for health and health promotion.

Professor Ilona Kickbusch PhD is known throughout the world for her expertise and is a sought after senior adviser and key note speaker. She has a strong commitment to the empowerment of women.

She is the founding director and chair of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She has been appointed a senior distinguished fellow at the Graduate Institute.

She is a visiting professor at the University of Geneva and heads the Digital Transformations for Health Lab.

She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization and Yale University. She holds an honorary professorship at the Charité, Berlin.

The Lancet has profiled her as a global health reformer.

She has been 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. She has also been awarded the WHO Medal in recognition of her contribution to global health.

She works as an independent global health consultant based in Brienz, Switzerland: