The work of the UNESCO Chair is embedded in relevant international networks. The Chair positions itself as a strategic partner in producing and sharing knowledge, training, development of intervention tools and support for developing intersectoral policies.

The UNESCO Chair operates as a think-tank, a knowledge hub, a mediator between the academic world and institutions, trade unions, international networks, professional communities, regional or local authorities.

The UNESCO Chair is structured around five types of partnerships:

  • A network of universities from the Global South and the Global North
  • A close link with UNESCO and WHO
  • Formalized collaboration with relevant global and regional networks involved in the field of health promotion and schools
  • A link with national institutions
  • Partnerships with private actors in the field of research and intervention, associations, foundations, companies

Academic institutions




North America

South America


Founding organisations

The development of the UNESCO Chair Global Health & Education community and the implementation of it’s activities are made possible thanks to the support of two of it’s founding organisations: MGEN and Groupe Vyv. With nearly 4 million people insured, the MGEN group is a major player in social protection and the leading public service mutual. As the leading mutual in health and social protection in France, the VYV group has a real social commitment, capable of providing ever more supportive and innovative solutions to build a more equitable and socially responsible society.


The objective of the University of Clermont Auvergne Foundation is to support actions in the following priority areas:

  • supporting and promoting excellence in research
  • optimising student integration into the world of work
  • developing innovation and creating businesses
  • increasing the international recognition and appeal of the University of Clermont Auvergne

The MGEN Foundation for Public Health was created in 2002 by the MGEN, a French mutual health insurer. The Foundation’s multidisciplinary team conducts scientific research in four areas of public health: “Health economics”, “Occupational health”, “Prevention and health promotion ” and “Cognitive and functional ageing”. The research studies, some of which are carried out in partnership with other research teams, are published in both national or international scientific journals.

The mission of the Sanofi Espoir Foundation is to contribute to reducing health inequalities among populations that need it most by applying a socially responsible approach. 

The main focus of Trinity Care Foundation is on enhancing the public programs effectiveness and strengthening the community programs by reaching out to the socially and economically underprivileged sections of the society both in rural ans urban India.


The Journal Health Education is the official journal of our webinar series and aims to support the UNESCO Chair’s mission of sharing knowledge to support the global community.


The mission of Health Promotion South Africa Trust (HPSA), a registered non-profit organization, is to educate and promote health and well-being at the individual and community level in South Africa.

The goal  of the NGO Tarang Health Alliance is to influence Education Policy so that Health Education is mandatory in every school in India.


  • Chaire UNESCO en Culture des droits de l’homme et éducation au développement durable dans l’enseignement préscolaire et primaire, Université Chrétienne “Dimitrie Cantemir”, Roumania
  • Chaire UNESCO en Education, formation et recherche en développement durable, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, France
  • UNESCO Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability, Institute of Geography, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  • UNESCO Chair in Healthy Life for Sustainable Development, Moscow State University of medicine and dentistry, Russia
  • UNESCO Chair on Global Health & Education, Osaka University, Japan
  • Chaire UNESCO en Santé sexuelle & droits humains, Université de Paris, UFR Médecine Paris Nord, France
  • UNESCO Chair on Training and empowering Human ressources for Health Development in Resource-limited Countries, Brescia University, Italy


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