Tanya Herfurth is a founding board member and the director of Young Leaders for Health. She is a young global health enthusiast wishing to nurture the next generation of leaders in public and global health.
Tanya believes that interdisciplinary work has enormous potential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. With this in mind, she co-created the YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge on eHealth to empower students and young professionals by giving them the platform and the means to launch sustainable projects in the realm of digital health systems.
In addition to directing YLH, Tanya currently serves as the co-chair of the steering committee of the Global Health Hub Germany. Furthermore, Tanya Herfurth worked at the Headquarters of the German Red Cross in the Department of Disaster, Risk Management and Civil Protection, where she focused on strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructures and communities in the European Union’s urban settings.
She has a background in medicine and political science and is currently specializing in international political economy.