A primary function of the Global Health Centre is to provide training and capacity building in global health diplomacy. Launched in 2007, the Global Health Centre has developed extensive experience in delivering training and education in global health diplomacy and governance, in Geneva and elsewhere, for health and international professionals from government ministries, international and non-governmental organisations, academia and the business sector at the global, regional and country level. To date, the GHC has provided capacity-building to more than 1600 individuals – mostly senior-level professionals – from more than 100 countries, with a gender balance of 54% of female participants and 46% of male.
The Global Health Centre remains unique in being located within an academic institution of higher education in international relations. It combines outstanding expertise, experience and methodologies that allow the delivery of a comprehensive and relevant learning package. Training activities are designed to meet the needs of specific audiences and to reflect the ongoing debates and discussions in global health diplomacy.