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According to the World Health Organization, global health diplomacy is an emerging field that bridges the disciplines of public health, international affairs, management, law, and economics, with a focus on negotiations that impact the global policy environment for health.
An increasing number of health challenges can no longer be resolved by state actors only. 
While sovereign states play an important role in global health diplomacy, it is also important to consider the value of other key global health actors that impact outcomes, mainly non-state actors.
At the Institute we believe, that global health requires more inclusive multilateral negotiations and needs to involve a wide range of non-state actors. Institut de diplomatie publique acts as a space to  test, model, and scale successful practices in health diplomacy providing its resources for thought and analysis to serve stakeholders who develop, implement, or teach all aspects of health and diplomacy. 



We focus on how under-represented, under-served communities minority groups, and vulnerable populations

can contribute to improving the health sector by their participation, not just as study subjects,

but also as robust partners.

We created this digital platform geared toward knowledge circulation among the medical community, policy-makers, scientists, researchers, and stakeholders, focusing on three areas -

health sector and structural inequalities,

intersectionality and vulnerable community perspectives, and

 inclusion of vulnerable populations in the design, implementation, analysis, and assessment of results.

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Jointly address the challenge of advancing in a sustainable transformation of health sector

 jointly addressing structural inequalities through science diplomacy and by means of concerted PD actions to fully implement the Agenda 2030


Inclusion of vulnerable populations in the design, implementation, analysis, and assessment of results

Converting non-state actors into change agents of transformation by the inclusion of vulnerable populations in the design, implementation, analysis, and assessment of results.


Converting non-state actors into change agents of  transformation

Converting non-state actors into change agents of transformation by the inclusion of vulnerable populations in the design, implementation, analysis, and assessment of results.


Currently, Health Diplomacy Section of the Institute is a collective project supported by over 20+ scientists (Doctor/Ph.D. members of the Institute),  70+ experts and professionals (Professional members), and observers.

The Institute has recently been accepted as an approved participant of the World Health Organization (WHO) Civil Society Commission.


Institute regularly receives special accreditations for conferences, summits, meetings, or other events organized by:

Methodological approaches

  • Conceptual and theoretical frameworks

  • Experimental methods in public diplomacy

  • Stakeholder analysis

How do we help?

Current debates concerning the rise of public health diplomacy are centered between international relations theories, based on power politics, and constructivist approaches, which emphasize the norms, values, and identities


The Institute works with stakeholders by implementing the following activities:

  • Conducting assessments of the situation concerning but not limited to FMPC

  • Capacity building

Improving Inclusion of under-served groups in clinical research

Underepresentended groups and minories  are often excluded from clinical research. We work to ensure vulnerable people are appropriately represented in clinical research.

Stakeholder Participation Toolkit

for health diplomacy practitioners

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Career Coaching

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Explore how to get involved with the Institute

Become a Member

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The Institute develops programming and experiences connecting international relations and education - with a special focus on the role that non-State actors can play.

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Become a Partner

Interested in partnering with the Institute to explore global innovativediplomacy approaches and practices in your own context or in embarking on bold new initiatives? From hosting workshops to designing experiments and conducting systemic reviews, the Institute welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with you.

At the Institute, we’re working towards a more sustainable world.
Join us and make a meaningful impact.

Join an ever-increasing membership that helps strengthen health diplomacy for the benefit of society, building the capacity to bring together and integrate scientific excellence and expertise from all fields of science worldwide.

 As non-state actors become better informed on health diplomacy, they become better equipped to play a bigger role in influencing global health issues and decisions. 

Our experience shows that health diplomacy is critical for the implementation of health programmes through complex partnerships. As a multi-stakeholder partnership (SDG 17), members of the Institut de diplomatie publique have been closely involved in a broad range of multilateral processes related to HEALTH DIPLOMACY and sustainable development, and in the ways to maintain good governance of those processes with inclusive opportunities for stakeholder participation. 

Many examples show that health diplomacy works and that the alignment of health and foreign policy can generate significant benefits for health. There is an increasing recognition of health as a goal of foreign policy and as a key contributor to development, peace, poverty reduction, social justice and human rights. Health diplomacy can have an important role in supporting sustainable development by addressing health as a social and economic issue of high relevance and in dealing both individually and collectively with health challenges. It can support countries in protecting joint interests and in taking positions on matters of common concern, such as access to health security, health promotion, disease control, access to medicines and technologies, food security, and water. Also, fight against transnational corruption and crimes in public health is dependent on successful negotiations with many players, whose trust has to be gained.

Science is not the sole actor in global health—we must bring ethics to the table if we are to address the global health crises of today and the future.
Public diplomacy—like any negotiation process—cannot simply be about persuading others to accept one’s values, but to reach a compromise. When it comes to something as fundamental as health, the temptation to assume uniformity of objectives is perhaps at its greatest. Ethics help us address this challenge by drawing attention to how different values directly affect different people. Incorporating these perspectives can produce solutions to problems.
Our experience, coupled with knowledge, insights, and extensive networks enable us to offer helpful advice, including capacity building and connectivity to a wide range of stakeholders, including civil society, as they seek to find their own best pathways to effective engagement with international action on sustainable development.

Become involved

Any civil society, academic, private, international or government organisation, network, or individual expert that is active in the field of health diplomacy, is very much welcome to participate in the network. There are several ways to become involved and to contribute to our work.


Free Resources
for Health Diplomacy Practitioners and Mid-Career Professionals
All external courses which listed here are recommended by the Institute and therefore offer CPD points.

Self-Assessment Examinations

In order to enable members to prepare as best as possible and to allow checking their own state of knowledge, the Institute has launched online self-assessment exams.

Career Coaching

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International Global Health Events

Health is an important connector between the different SDGs and a starting point for diplomatic solutions.
By participating in international processes and meetings, Institut de diplomatie publique raises awareness of the health dimensions of all the SDG targets. Together with partners, the Institute sheds new light on how health-related solutions make it possible to successfully address several problems at the same time. This new public diplomacy approach can pave the way to the future we want.

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