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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME) About Us

About Us

Forum for Global Health Ethics

We are a community of people whose aim is to exchange ideas and share knowledge on ethical challenges in global health, i.e., health issues that transcend national borders. Some of the topics we are interested in are the spread of infectious diseases, allocation of limited health resources, universal health coverage, access to vaccines and medicines, implementation of new technologies in healthcare, public trust in medicine, research ethics, and human exposure to pollution. We welcome people from all backgrounds and regions of the world interested in ethics and global health. 

The Forum for Global Health Ethics Forum was funded in 2020 and is hosted by the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and the History of Medicine (IBME) at the University of Zurich, a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics. 

Webinar Series

Our main project is the webinar series. We have welcomed more than 850 attendees from over 100 countries and more than 30 speakers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. More than 15 bioethicists have written viewpoints and reports in connection with the webinars and supported us with the concept and organisation of the webinar series. 


Project leader: Nikola Biller-Andorno  
Project coordinator: Tania Manríquez Roa 
IT expert: Dominik Bolliger 

Colleagues who have supported the Webinar Series

Annina Bauer / Holger Baumann / Markus Christen / Dustin Duc Duong / Sophie Gloeckler / Felicitas Holzer / Florencia Luna / Julian März / Corine Mouton-Dorey / Ekaterina Muhl / Oriane Pierrès / Andreas Reis / Jan Schwarz / Bettina Schwind / Giovanni Spitale / Rasita Vinay / Sebastian Wäscher / Tobias Zürcher 

Institutions that have supported the webinars