On 1st October 2019 the Joep Lange Institute (JLI) opened an office in Geneva. The “JLI Global Health Diplomacy Office Geneva” is located at the Ecumenical Center, next to many international Health Organizations in the likes of WHO, Global Fund GFATM, GAVI, UNAIDS, etc.
Dr. Christoph Benn leads the office as Director for Global Health Diplomacy. With a career of 15 years at the Global Fund, he brings extensive experience in the field of global health and significant expertise in advocacy and diplomacy. Dr. Benn’s work focused on developing sustainable health financing models and advocate to secure financial and political commitment from donors, governments and other parties.
The team is busy with some exciting projects such as:
- JLI started a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to establish the Global Health Initiative with the goal of keeping global health high on the political agenda as many donor countries are going through a phase of significant political transitions that might affect the future level of financial support for global health.
- JLI established a special workstream on Civil Society advocacy for global health focusing on funding civil society advocacy in the global south and developing a new narrative for the global CS movement
- JLI is involved together with Pharmaccess and other organizations in the establishment of a new coalition called “Digital Transformation for UHC 2030”. It is working alongside the new Lancet/FT Commission “Governing Health Futures – Growing up in a Digital World” on which Pharmaccess is represented. The coalition will ensure the involvement of Civil Society, Woman and Youth as well as many other partners in providing an appropriate framework for the role out of the new opportunities digital health and AI present, particularly for health care in resource poor settings.
Please visit us at JLI Route de Ferney 150, 1218 Grand Saconnex, Phone number 022-791.63.79