Predicting the Futures of Global Health


Hosted by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development & the Joep Lange Institute  

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Location: Theatre 5, Nieuwe Universiteitsgebouw, De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Big data and rapid developments in data analysis methods and tools allow us to approach Global Health issues in novel ways. Mathematical modelling, digital imaging, and artificial intelligence strategies are used in many fields of Global Health and Development, such as the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, implementation of digital tools in health systems, and the impact of climate change. These strategies come with novel questions related to ‘the ethics of predicting’, accounting for the social and behavioral dimensions, and the validity of forecasting. In this year’s Joep Lange Chairs and Fellows Symposium, experts will speak about these novel questions and how to address them.

The symposium will feature speakers from distinctly varied backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches, and as a collective, they will provide an extensive overview of the opportunities and challenges that come with predicting the futures of global health in 2023.

The free symposium will provide an opportunity for participants to listen and engage with experts. The Symposium will take place in person and will be streamed online for those who cannot be physically present. Further details on the event, including speaker announcements and location, will follow shortly in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please mark this date in your calendar. We look forward to welcoming you in October.


About the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program

The Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program was established in 2015 in memory of the prolific HIV activist, medical doctor, and scientist Prof. Joep Lange. Funded in part by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program was commissioned by the Joep Lange Institute and is based at the Department of Global Health – Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) at the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam.

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD) is a research and education institute with a mission to address challenges in global health and development by conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research, generating insights and solutions, and educating the next generation of global health leaders.

AIGHD conducts collaborative and interdisciplinary research prioritizing infectious disease elimination, antimicrobial drug resistance, chronic care & ageing, urbanization & health, health markets, and economics of human development. It aims to educate and inspire the next generation of global health leaders at undergraduate, post-graduate, and professional levels to shape a healthier and more prosperous future for all. AIGHD aspires to accelerate progress on global health objectives by sharing knowledge and insights with global agencies, governments, NGOs, and the scientific community.


The Joep Lange Institute

The Foundation Joep Lange Institute for Global Health and Development (JLI) is inspired by the life and work of the late Professor Joep Lange. Joep was one of the leading scientists in HIV, a thought leader and innovator in HIV and global health. JLI’s mission is to accelerate human development through innovations that strengthen systems for health and health financing. The Joep Lange Institute experiments with solutions for healthcare quality, delivery, data, and finance and works with partners to create scale.