University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva is today the second largest high school in Switzerland. The jewel of the city of Calvin, the institution has a great international influence and cultivates its openness to the world. The University of Geneva is distinguished by its intellectual heritage, quality education covering most fields of science, arts and literature as well as cutting-edge research.
Geneva Health Forum (GHF)
The GHF is a joint initiative launched by the Hospitals of the University of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva in partnership with leading Swiss public institutions engaged in Global Health and the major international organizations and institutions active in health in Geneva and around the world. The Geneva Health Forum (GHF) is a global health conference coupled with an interactive, web based platform (the Global Health Forum Platform), which bring together multi-sectoral representation of global health players including frontliners, catalysts, researchers and policymakers. Drawing on testimonies and field-work from participants, the GHF infuses policy formulation with ground reality.

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Geneva Health Forum+
Geneva Health Forum


Global Health


Strategic planning; Strategic partnerships; Strategic Communication; Fundraising; Dialogue management; Project development;


Geneva, Switzerland


I was brought in to the GHF to expand its reach, funding base and help re-strategize so that the forum becomes sustainable.

The Geneva Health Forum is not just another conference on health. By looking to the future, it brings vision and thrives on all participants’ unique experiences and in depth insights on topics and initiatives generated and implemented all over the world. At the GHF it is believed that pooling intelligence will bring value and challenge common ideas to explore new territories of freethinking and build on inter-sectorial approaches to solving the problems of our time.
As it is held in Geneva, a city where all the major actors in Global Health are located, the Geneva Health Forum provides a unique opportunity to meet and shape tomorrow’s agenda on major health issues. Organized by the Geneva University Hospitals and the University of Geneva in partnership with the other main Swiss academic institutions and Geneva based organizations and key players in health, the GHF offers ample opportunities to debate freely on current health issues.


2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

What exactly?

I mapped, negotiated and implemented a three-tier partnerships strategy for the sustainability of the Geneva Health Forum (Content, Thematic and Geographic partnerships). This involves establishing Public-Private partnership arrangements without jeopardizing credibility. More about the GHF can be read on it’s website
I conceptualized and negotiated inter-institutional linkages for the implementation of a robust communications strategy for the Geneva Health Forum. This effort links academic, research and teaching institutions with multilateral and bilateral donors, foundations, private sector and media.

With- whom?

Hospitals of the University of Geneva (HUG)

University of Geneva

Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (SDC)

Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

What happened?

Over the last four years the reach of the GHF has multiplied and it has established itself as an important event on the global health calendar. It attracts close to one thousand practitioners, academia and policy makers to Geneva to search for solutions in health.