Global Community Health Annual Workshop – First edition
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Global Community Health Annual Workshop – First edition

July 6 - July 8


The UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center on Global Health & Education and EHESP invite all those interested in promoting health and equity at a community level to the first edition of the Global Community Health Annual Workshop that will take place on 6, 7 and 8 July 2021.

We welcome all those involved in health promotion, prevention, healthcare and social care services.

This year’s course will be online and FREE of charge. Participants and tutors will learn from the diversity in community health practices.

Learning objectives and methods

The main aim of the workshop is to explore the diverse practices of community health worldwide, learn from them, and apply those newly acquired skills and knowledge to current/future projects. The workshop is intended for:

  • Professionals working in public health institutions, NGOs
  • Students undertaking a Master or PhD in Public Health or Health Promotion
  • Researchers and professionals involved in implementation of community health programs


The online workshop will start on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 11.30 (CEST) and will end on Thursday 8 July 2021 at 14.30 (CEST). The overall 3-day schedule is structured in a way that will accommodate to most time zones:

The main block consists of lectures, satellite sessions and time for questions. During the satellite sessions, participants will be able to discuss in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese how the messages of our contributors can be applied to different national and/or regional contexts.

Before and after the main block there will be two blocks of group work sessions depending on the time zones participants are in. The group work sessions are an essential part of the workshop. It provides participants with the opportunity to discuss with each other and use concepts related to implementing a community health project. Participants will benefit from the diversity we have at our workshop.


We are honoured to have some excellent contributors from all over the world, joined by voices from the field and a number of case studies. A preview of the contributors:

  • Professor Didier Jourdan, Chair holder UNESCO Chair and head of the WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education, France
  • Professor Yifei Hu, Department of Child and Adolescent health and Maternal Care, School of Public Health, Capital Medical University, China
  • George Arrey, director Health Promotion South Africa Trust, South Africa
  • Viola Cassetti, Public Health Consultant, Spain
  • Dr. David Houeto, Associate Professor, Health Promotion, University of Parakou, Benin

Why this workshop?

The event aims to bring together community health actors from around the world. Many professionals will be contributing, each with different expertise with the aim of promoting the health and well-being of communities.

Benefits of the workshop

Participants will be offered a unique opportunity of meeting with different people around the world, share valuable experiences from the field and learn from those experiences. They will work and engage with different leaders in community health from different backgrounds and expand their professional network.


At the end of the workshop, the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education will provide a certificate for all the participants who attended the lectures and submitted the deliverables.

Requirements for registration

Basic requirements to access the course includes a good level of English, a good internet connection and motivation to learn and share experiences with other participants from many different contexts.

Registration form



July 6
July 8
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UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education
University of Clermont Auvergne
EHESP School of Public Health