Maike Voss, M.A.

Maike Voss, M.A.

Research Division: Global Issues


Twitter: @maike_voss

2018/2019 Teaching position at the University Bielefeld, Master's Program "Public Health", Module Global Health

Since 09/2018 Supervisor of the project "Challenges and opportunities for German global health and development policy for achieving health-related sustainable development goals (SDGs)"

Since 09/2018 Member of The Lancet Commission on Synergies between Health Security, Universal Health Coverage and Health Promotion

Since 04/2017 Researcher in the project "Health in Foreign Policy"

2016–2017 Researcher at the Institute of Public Health and Nursing Research, University of Bremen

2013–2016 M.A. Public Health, University of Bremen, Germany

2011 Griffith University, Australia

2010–2013 B.Sc. Health Sciences, Hamburg University of Applied Science, Germany

Areas of Expertise:

EU sectoral policies, European Union, Global health policy, Sustainability governance, United Nations

Global Health Governance, Global Health Security

SWP Publications (selection):

Susan Bergner, Remco van de Pas, Louise van Schaik, Maike Voss

Upholding the World Health Organization

Next Steps for the EU

SWP Comment 2020/C 47, October 2020, 8 Pages


Steffen Angenendt, Nadine Biehler, Anne Koch, Maike Voss

The Global Compact for Migration and Public Health in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Untapped Potential for Strengthening Health Systems

SWP Comment 2020/C 44, September 2020, 4 Pages


Susan Bergner, Maike Voss

EU Global Health Policy

An Agenda for the German Council Presidency

SWP Comment 2020/C 12, March 2020, 4 Pages


Daniel Gulati, Maike Voss

Health and Security

Why the Containment of Infectious Diseases Alone Is Not Enough

SWP Comment 2019/C 32, August 2019, 4 Pages


Judith Vorrath, Maike Voss

The Hidden Dangers of Falsified and Substandard Medicines

Developing Countries Are Most Affected by the Illegal Trade

SWP Comment 2019/C 25, May 2019, 4 Pages


Martin Keim, Maria Pastukhova, Maike Voss, Kirsten Westphal

The Link Between Healthcare and Energy Supply

How Joined-up Thinking Can Lead to More Synergies Between the Two Policy Fields

SWP Comment 2019/C 14, March 2019, 7 Pages


External Publications (selection):

Clare Wenham, Matthew Kavanagh, Alexandra Phelan, Simon Rushton, Maike Voss, Sam Halabi, Mark Eccleston-Turner, Mara Pillinger

Problems with traffic light approaches to public health emergencies of international concern

in: The Lancet, 12.04.2021 (online)
Jan M. Stratil, Maike Voss, Laura Arnold

WICID framework version 1.0: criteria and considerations to guide evidence-informed decision-making on non-pharmacological interventions targeting COVID-19

in: BMJ Global Health 2020, Volume 5, Issue 11, pp. 1-13.


Gender and COVID-19 Project and Women in Global Health, Sumegha Asthana, Sara E Davies, Roopa Dhatt, Ann Keeling, Arush Lal, Alexandra Phelan, Maike Voss, Clare Wenham

Strengthen gender mainstreaming in WHO's pandemic preparedness and response

Policy Paper, 26.10.2020 (online).
Dheepa Rajan, Kira Koch, Katja Rohrer, Csongor Bajnoczki, Anna Socha, Maike Voss, Marjolaine Nicod, Valery Ridde, Justin Koonin

Governance of the Covid-19 response: a call for more inclusive and transparent decision-making

in: BMJ Global Health 2020, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp. 1-8.
Maike Voss, Robert Marten, Daniel Gulati

Accelerating the SDG3 Global Action Plan

in: BMJ Global Health 2019, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp. 1-2


Steffen Angenendt, Maike Voss

Healthier Together: Global Health Governance in the Era of SDGs

in: Global Memos, Council of Councils, 28.06.2018 (online)

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Maike Voss

“We have about a year to build the necessary infrastructure”

For the purpose of developing a coronavirus vaccine, the EU has raised around seven and a half billion euros through its pledging conference. In an interview, global health expert Maike Voss explains why money is not the only thing that counts.

Point of View, 14.05.2020
Susan Bergner, Nadine Godehardt, Maike Voss

Global Health Policy Is World Politics

The Covid-19 outbreak is an acid test for the international order, which was already under enormous pressure before the crisis. According to Susan Bergner, Nadine Godehardt, and Maike Voss, the political will to shape health policy globally is needed to achieve sustainable success.

Point of View, 27.04.2020

SWP Research Papers

Daniel Voelsen
Internet from Space

How New Satellite Connections Could Affect Global Internet Governance

Susanne Dröge
Addressing the Risks of Climate Change

What Role for the UN Security Council?