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Professor Ilona Kickbusch

Chair of the International Advisory Board, Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland

Professor Ilona Kickbusch (@IlonaKickbusch) is Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Programmes at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and founder of the Global Health Centre. She is a member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board and the WHO High-Level Independent Commission on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and is co-chair of UHC 2030. She acts as Council Chair to the World Health Summit in Berlin. She has been involved in German G7 and G20 activities relating to global health, and chairs the international advisory board for the development of the German global health strategy. Prof Kickbusch initiated the @wgh300 list of women leaders in global health and is program chair of the leaders in health network SCIANA. She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization (WHO) and was the director of the Global Health Division at Yale University School of Public Health, responsible for the first major Fulbright Programme on global health. Recently, she 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.”

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