«The World in Crisis - Climate Change, Pandemic and War», MMS Symposium, 2. November 2022 (free of charge for students, on-site)

The World in Crisis - Climate Change, Pandemic and War, MMS Symposium symbol pic

Climate deterioration, an ongoing pandemic and war in Europe: the world is currently facing multiple crisis, the management of which challenges societies worldwide and threatens to overwhelm international politics. Each individual crisis and in their mutual impact worsen the determinants of health, such as food security, social and economic development, equitable access to health care and social systems.

This year, the MMS Symposium will focus on:

  • Understanding how these crises influence health, the determinants of health and global health and the way we work within it.
  • Learning how actors in international health cooperation can respond to these crises.
  • Debating and Exchanging the implications of these crises on global health and how politics should respond to them.


  • Beat Jans, President of the Government of the Canton Basel-Stadt - Openingspeech
  • Dr. Astrid Knoblauch and Dr. Gulara Afandiyeva, Swiss TPH
  • Dr. Remco van de Pas, Centre for Planetary Health Policy (CPHP), Berlin
  • Prof. Blaise Genton, Université de Lausanne, (UNIL); Unisanté
  • Hafid Derbal, terre des hommes schweiz, Basel
  • Dr. Alan Schamroth, Calcutta Rescue
  • Stuart Vallis, SDC
  • Lasha Goguadze, IFRC
  • Maja Hess, medico international schweiz
  • Sherwan Bery, the Kurdish Red Crescent