Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Symposium and Masterclass 2024

2024 marks a special year for our organization as we celebrate 15 years of AIGHD. This year is also dedicated to the memory of AIGHD’s founder Joep Lange, who tragically died ten years ago and yet, still continues to inspire us with his passion for evidence-based activism. You can register to the symposium using this link:

In an era marked by unprecedented challenges and opportunities in global health, the concurrent theme of the 2024 Joep Lange Chair and Fellow Symposium and Masterclass, “Towards a Just Future in Global Health”, highlights our commitment to equity, inclusivity, and sustainability in healthcare across the globe. This year we seek to challenge and reflect on the barriers that prevent equitable access to health across various affective variables like economic status, society, and policy.

Our goal for the 2024 edition of the symposium and masterclass is to bring together students, educators, practitioners, and researchers who are passionate about how holistic science can reshape our health systems, transforming them into more equitable and accessible spaces.

The 2024 Symposium will invite renowned speakers to share their approaches to justice in the field of Global Health. How can we reduce barriers that prevent equitable access to health? What role do scientists play in leading policy change towards more equitable access to health? How do we enable participatory methods to further inform evidence-based health care? What does justice in global health look like for those who are often left behind?

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About the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program

The Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program was established in 2015 in memory of 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 & 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, 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.

About JLI

The Joep Lange Institute is an activist Global Health & Development Institute, inspired by the life and work of Dr. Joep Lange. JLI combines science, activism, and pragmatism to reach its goal: making health markets work for the poor in countries where the system fails the people. To achieve this goal JLI analyzes the obstacles and failures in healthcare today, asking inconvenient questions when necessary. The JLI comes up with concrete solutions for healthcare quality, delivery and finance. JLI develops and tests these on the ground, and advocates to scale those that have real impact for real people.