Women in Global Health Norway is happy to welcome Tore Godal as our new Goodwill Ambassador. Tore Godal's contributions to global health throughout his career cannot be overstated.
Tore Godal is a Norwegian immunologist and one of the most influential health physicians of all time. Godal is a medical doctor and holds a PhD from the University of Oslo. In 1970 he moved to Ethiopia to conduct research on leprosy at the newly established Armauer Hansen Research Institute. From 1974 he was head of the immunology laboratory at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. He was chairman of the World Health Organization (WHO) steering group for research in leprosy immunology from 1975 to 1980 and tuberculosis immunology from 1983. In 1986, he became WHO Director-General of the program devoted to research and teaching in tropical diseases.
He was one of the initiators of the creation of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) in 1999 and served as its chair for six years. He has been special advisor to Gro Harlem Brundtland at WHO and has worked at the Prime Minister's Office and as special advisor for global health at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2018, he has worked at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and now as Special Advisor at the Ministry of Health and Care Sevices. Godal received the King's Medal of Merit in 2019.
Here you can find events hosted in collaboration with Tore Godal: