Global Partnership Initiated Academia for the Control of Health Threats

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GIBACHT is a multilateral fellowship training programme in biosafety and biosecurity. GIBACHT is part of the German Biosecurity Programme and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

In order to strengthen national capacity in disaster management and preparednes, GIBACHT aims to provide knowledge and skills on intentional and unintentional infectious disease threats and their control.

During the one-year fellowship, participants gain theoretical knowledge through a blended learning approach, apply their new skills in simulation exercises, and develop their own teaching materials for implementation at their home institutions.


Partner country Germany
Institutions Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
Partner country Switzerland
Institutions Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
Partner region Africa
Institutions African Field Epidemiology Network, (AFENET)


GIBACHT is a collaborative initiative coordinated by the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM).

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Funding Period 2014 - 2022
Funding Body German Federal Foreign Office

Zu sehen ist ein freundlicher, selbstbewusster und erfahrener Forscher aus dem europäischen Raum.
Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Jürgen May

Telefon: +49 40 285380-402


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