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 ground breaking progress in health systems and service delivery in low- and middle-income countries, for both infectious and non-communicable diseases.

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