Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Wirtschaftsgeographie

Berlin - Nairobi Global HEART Program

The Berlin - Nairobi Global HEART Program combines health research, exchange and training. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Berlin School of Public Health (BSPH) cooperate with the University of Nairobi - Medical School and School of Public Health (UoN). The program started in 2021 with a duration of four years and aims to promote collaboration and exchange on global health research topics between Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and University of Nairobi.

The project is currently funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of the DAAD PAGEL Program.

The predecessor of the program is a medical student exchange initiated by Mathias Krisam, at the time a medical student at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with students from the University of Nairobi-Medical School. The exchange program started in 2016 and is now being continued as part of the "Berlin - Nairobi Global HEART" program and expanded to include, among other things, master's student exchanges in the field of public health. I have been coordinating the program since 2016 together with student staff and a team at the University of Nairobi - Medical School.

Contact: Franziska Grimm (

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