Virchow Foundation

for Global Health

The mission of the Virchow Foundation for Global Health is to promote global and public health.

This shall be realised in particular through the following measures:

Awarding of the Virchow Prize for Global Health.

Promotion of research projects and the application of research results.

Networking across actors, sectors, and disciplines related to global and public health.

Supporting symposia and conferences in the field of global health.

As a highly regarded and international platform, the Virchow Foundation for Global Health strives to promote and raise awareness of global health issues in a targeted and comprehensive manner among the general public, both nationally and internationally, to contribute to the improvement of global health.

Addressing health and disease from a holistic perspective, this awareness will be generated while regarding the complex interrelationships between medical, political, economic and social determinants.

This will be promoted through a joint commitment of respected individuals and organisations, across disciplines and regions, who are committed to a sustainable improvement in global health.

The Virchow Foundation for Global Health acknowledges and aligns its work with the efforts of the United Nations by preserving the health of people and the planet through the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this spirit, the Virchow Prize for Global Health, established and supported by the Virchow Foundation for Global Health, recognizes innovations of outstanding significance with a positive and sustainable impact on the broad field of global health.

Exceptional individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution to improving the health of the world’s population, be it through scientific, societal, technological or economic innovations, will be honoured for their commitment and achievements.