Join us every first week of September, at the University of Heidelberg,

Medical Faculty Mannheim, Germany

"Catalyzing win-win collaborations for global health"



Catalyzing high impact international collaborations for global health

The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) summit  Europe, is a satellite GHC summit  at the University of Heidelberg, Faculty Medical Center Mannheim. As with other summits the focus is on collaborations to reduce global health disparities. The yearly summits at one of the World's leading University in Germany resulted from seed-funding to catalyze global health collaborations involving Faculty from Harvard and Heidelberg Universities. Since 2018, the yearly summits have provide a platform to engage more partners in Europe more directly for global health


We have a dream that one day cancer will be eradicated,  and that people of all socio-economic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds will have access to quality healthcare

To realize this vision, we have adopted a transformative approach rooted in the values of creative agency and collaborative work embodied in the African word UBUNTU.  This approach focuses on building collaborations, to dramatically increase access to quality healthcare for everyone, regardless of where they live, leveraging:

  • advanced information and communication technologies and Artificial Intelligence

  • unprecedented diaspora engagement to turn brain drain to global health gain,

  • support for highly innovative approaches and technologies  for eliminating global health disparities.

  • partnerships with governments, Ministries of Health, celebrity advocates, academia, healthcare industry and NGOs



  • The world's award winning premier comprehensive cancer center in the cloud (C4) Learn more

  • Millions of dollars in funding for global health work

  • Catalyzing  support for the establishment of cancer  centers in different low and middle income countries

  • Over 100 travel awards to Global Health Catalyst summits

  • New cross-disciplinary course in Religion and Global Health 

  • Knowledge sharing with 3 books and many peer-reviewed publications

  • Blueprint for new virtual International Phytomedicines Institute at Harvard 

  •  Engagement of  hundreds of diaspora groups in global health

  • Unprecedented partnerships with sports, and celebrity advocates to address global health disparities,

  • Learn more

The summits feature:

  • high impact collaboration sessions,

  • powerful talks,

  • international panels,

  • Networking,

  • Poster sessions,

  • exhibits,

  • Awards,

  • Workshops,

  • Knowledge sharing.

  • seed-funding opportunities

Join us to collaborate for global health impact. See past summits here 



REGISTER to attend, learn, network, COLLABORATE!

Inspiring talks and panels

Some of our past year speakers

Dr Diane Gashumba

Honorable Minister of Health

Republic of Rwanda

Dr Frank Giordano

Chair of Radiation Oncology

University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty Mannheim

Prof Dr Frederik Wenz

Chief Medical Officer 

University of Freiburg Medical Center 

H.E. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu

First Lady of Ondo State Nigeria

H.E. Igor Cesar

Ambassador of Rwanda to Germany

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Niedermann

University of Freiburg

Volker Steil (Dipl Eng)

Chief Medical Physicist, University of Heidelberg Faculty Medical Center Mannheim

Dr Rebecca Buecker

Klinikum Lippe, Germany

Holger Wirtz (Dipl Eng)

Chief Medical Physicist and Solar Powered Radiotherapy leader, Singen

Ernest Okonkwo

President, Mephida Germany

Prof Dr Juergen Hesser

Director, Experimental Radiation Oncology, University of Heidelberg

Dr Akuma Ignatius

Head Doctor, Klinikum Brausweig, Germany

Dr Ivo Azeh

President of Camfomedics Germany

Prof Frank Chinegwundoh

Vice President of AORTIC, Europe

Prof Dennis Palmer

Dean, Mbingo Baptist Hospital Research Institute

Prof Twalib Ngoma

Chair of Clinical Oncology

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

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