Global Perspectives | Side Event | 28. June 2018

Health Innovation in Africa

The Way Forward

As part of the 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

„The breakfast discussion was illuminating, a small seed that needs constant fostering and irrigation to grow. It is a daunting task, but we cannot afford giving up.“
Aaron Ciechanover (Nobel Laureate 2004, Technion Integrated Cancer Center (TICC), Israel)

The 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings of Medicine focused on global health and the medicine of tomorrow. On this occasion, the Global Perspectives Initiative hosts a breakfast discussion dedicated to the topic “Health Innovation in Africa”.
The global north has responsibility and, in addition to monetary expenditures, must strive for a global structure that allows for access to health, independent of a person’s origin. Necessary steps include: First, EU and Germany need to assume more responsibility; Second, an increased amount of resources for research on poverty-related diseases; third, improved infrastructure for better access to local health facilities. These are some of the challenges we are discussing with young scientists Dr. Brenda Kwambana and Edith Phalane and Nobel Laureates Prof. Dr. Peter Agre and Prof. Dr. Aaron Ciechanover.


  • Prof. Peter Agre, Director Johns Hopkins Research Institute
  • Prof. Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, The Technion Integrated Cancer Center
  • Prof. Roseanne Diab, Executive Officer ASSAf

  • Dr Sambuddha Ghosh, Associate Medical Director Otsuka Novel Products GmbH
  • Prof. Jürgen Kluge, Chairman Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
  • Prof. Peter G. Kremsner, Director Institute of Tropical Medicine University of Tuebingen
  • Dr Brenda Kwambana, Senior Scientific Officer MRC Unit "The Gambia"
  • Dr Michael Makanga, CEO EDCTP Association
  • Edith Phalane, PhD Candidate in Physiology North-West University


  • Dr Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO Global Perspectives Initiative
  • Prof. Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, Director of the Department "Immunology" Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

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Bahnhofplatz 2, 88131 Lindau


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