Global Health Café debuts on the role of the health worker, Monday November 20 at KIT


On Monday 20 November the first of a series of four Global Health café debates will be held at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). The series is an initiative of six Dutch development organisations and aims to establish a broader strategic approach towards global health. The initiators are Amref Flying Doctors, Cordaid, KIT Royal Tropical Institute, the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, the health rights organisation Wemos, and Dutch development aid publisher Vice Versa. They have all joined together to raise awareness of relevant health sector issues and to share and compare effective comprehensive health system approaches.

The first debate will focus on the role of the health worker in health systems. Facilitator Petra Stienen will lead the debate in English and will be joined by a panel of international and national experts representing civil society, faith-based organisations and government.

The speakers will include:

  • Abenet Berhanu, Country director Amref Uganda.
  • Amanda Banda, Advocacy Manager in South Africa, Artsen zonder Grenzen Belgium.
  • Mustapha Gidado, Director of Challenge TB, the KNCV programme to eliminate TB in 22 countries. He will bring the perspective of his years of experience in the public health sector of Nigeria, at the district, state and national levels.
  • Andrew Ngugi, Programme Manager Health Projects South Sudan, Cordaid.
  • Paul Bossyns, Health Coordinator Belgian Technical Cooperation.
  • Corinne Ellemeet, Member of Parliament Groen Links and health spokesperson.

Over the next 12 months the Global Health Café plans to organise three more debates.

Admission is free but registration is required. Please join us on the 20th!

Register here:

Date: Monday 20 November

Place: KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Location: Mauritszaal

Adress: Mauritskade 63
1092 AD


Time: 14.30 – 17.00