Joep Lange Chair & Fellows Program

The Joep Lange Chair & Fellows Program was established in 2015 in memory of prolific HIV activist, doctor and scientist Prof. Joep Lange.


The program was initiated and funded in part by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and established by the Joep Lange Institute. The Chairs and Fellows are based at the Department of Global Health-AIGHD at the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam.


The Chair and Fellows program brings together the brightest minds from all over the world in the field of global health. In partnership with the top academic institutes in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States, they focus on building the knowledge base of global health and working together with organizations who can apply these insights to improve access to quality healthcare across the globe.


The goal of the program is to promote collaborative research, including health economic and (mathematical) modeling approaches, and teaching interactions in global health in its broadest definition. The ultimate aim is to achieve groundbreaking progress in health systems and service delivery in low- and middle-income countries, for both infectious and non-communicable diseases.


Since 2019, the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program has held an annual Masterclass where young researchers at the end of the PhD or beginning their postdoctoral research can submit abstracts. Abstracts are reviewed by a scientific committee and top-rated abstracts are invited to participate in a 2-day class where they can share their research and receive constructive feedback from experts in the field.


The research and activities undertaken by the Chairs and Fellows seamlessly complements the research priorities of AIGHD and the Joep Lange Institute.


Learn more about the Joep Lange Chairs and Fellows Program on the program website here.


Current Joep Lange Chairholders are:

Current Joep Lange Fellows are:

  • Dr. Welcome Wami (Catherine Kyobutungi)
Professor Joep Lange (1954-2014)