Global Perspectives | Salon | 16. October 2018

Global Health and Religion

In cooperation with the GIZ and the World Health Summit

Without an understanding of religion in the contexts of developmental policy, there will be no health initiatives which are sustainable in their implementation and sustainable within the social discourse. Education, economic prosperity and social development are only possible with a functional and accepted health infrastructure. Health is among the most important UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is pursued with great effort. The goal: A healthy life for all (SDG3) continues to be a mammoth task. Approaches and measures must be accepted in a societal discourse in order to be effective – religion plays an important and underestimated role and touches upon many other areas, such as reproductive medicine and education, gender-based violence and behavior in conflict situations. Likewise, an open approach towards diseases with negative connotations in faith communities can be promoted through cooperation with health-sociological and political institutions.


  • Prof. Peter Agre, Director Johns Hopkins Research Institute
  • Dr Christoph Benn (cancelled), Director External Relations The Global Fund
  • Prof. Wolfgang Huber, former Head of EKD Evangelical Church in Germany
  • Dr Azza Karam, Secretary-General Religions for Peace
  • Phumzile Mabizela, Executive Director Inerela+
  • Ulrich Nitschke, Director Sector Programme Values, Religion, and Development GIZ German Society for International Cooperation


  • Dr Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO Global Perspectives Initiative

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