Jawid, A; Harsch, S; Jawid, S; Sahrai, E; Jawid, M.E; Bittlingmayer, UH (2019): Health literacy in Afghanistan – astonishing insights that provoke a re-consideration of the common concept and measures of health literacy. In: Saboga-Nunes, L et al. (eds): Bridging the gap. Anthology on health Literacy. Wiesbaden: Springer VS (in press).

Harsch, S; Jawid, A; Jawid, ME; Saboga Nunes, L; Bittlingmayer, UH; Sahrai, D; Sørensen, K (2019): Health without formal Education. Health Literacy, Quality of Life and Health Behavior among male Household Leaders in Four Districts of Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. In: Saboga-Nunes, L et al. (eds): Bridging the gap. Anthology on health Literacy. Wiesbaden: Springer VS (in press).

Bittlingmayer UH, Grundmeier, AM; Kößler, R; Sahrai, D; Sahrai, F (2019): Education and Development in Afghanistan. Challenges and Prospects. Bielefeld: transcript.

Bittlingmayer, UH; Grundmeier, A-M; Kößler, R.; Sahrai, F.; Sahrai, D. (2019): Introduction: Education and Development in Afghanistan between History, Expansion, Hope and Disillusions. In: Dies (eds): Education and Development in Afghanistan. Challenges and Prospects, Bielefeld: transcript, S. 15-44.

Harsch, S; Bittlingmayer, UH (2019): Highly Motivated, Transnational, Heterogeneous, and Barely Interconnected: An Explorative Online Survey among German Organizations. In: Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. et al. (eds): Education and Development in Afghanistan. Challenges and Prospects, Bielefeld: transcript, S.79-101.

Harsch, S (2017): Health and Health Promotion in Developing Countries. A Case-Study on community-based Health Promotion Approaches in Afghanistan. Freiburg: PH Freiburg (unpublished).

Grundmeier, A-M; Sahrai, D; Sahrai, F (2015): Teacher Education in Afghanistan- Challenges and Prospects (Tagungsbericht). In: International Quaterly for Asian Studies, Vol. 46 3-4/2015, S. 434-437.

Sahrai, D; Bittlingmayer, UH (2015) Entwicklung durch Bildung? Anmerkungen zur Idee, Afghanistan durch Bildungsexpansion nachholend zu entwickeln, in: Hauck, G; Lenz, I; Wienold, H (Hrsg.): Entwicklung, Gewalt, Gedächtnis. Festschrift für Reinhart Kößler, Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, S. 215-233.


Congress contributions

Afghan-Academic-Association (AGA), 14thAGA meeting; Berlin, Germany; February 2018: Harsch, S; Bittlingmayer, UH; Sahrai, D, Sahrai, E: Health Literacy in Afghanistan. Überraschende Einblicke in den Bereich Gesundheit, Gesundheit Handeln. Befunde eines multi-sample survey in Ghazni, Afghanistan.

HLCA Consortium’s meeting Bielefeld, Germany; Februar 2018: Sahrai, E; Projekt ELMi: Sinnsetzungsprozesse von jungen Geflüchteten mit afghanischem Migrationshintergrund – eine ethnographische Jugendgesundheitsstudie.

European Public Health Association (EUPHA), 10th European Public Health Conference; Stockholm, Sweden; November 2017: Harsch, S; Jawid, A; Jawid, M. E.; Bittlingmayer, UH: Health Literacy in crisis-affected Afghanistan: a quantitative study on beliefs and barriers.

City Health Conference; Basel, Schweiz; November 2017: Bittlingmayer, UH: The Limits of Evidence-Based Public Health and the Need for an Ethnological Approach to Research in Health Promotion and Prevention.

9th European Public Health Conference; Wien, Österreich; November 2016: Sahrai, D; Bittlingmayer, UH; Saboga Nunes, L. (2016): Health literacy – the necessity for an ethnological perspective.

23rd International Congress of DAVO; Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany; October 2016: Workshop: Education, Health, Peace and Development in Afghanistan. Beiträge:

  • Bittlingmayer, UH.: Educational Development Programmes for Germany between Human Rights and Human Capital;
  • Sahrai, F & Grant-Hayford, N: The Transcend Method – Solution-oriented Peace and Conflict Transformation in Afghanistan;
  • Harsch, S: Health Promotion in Crisis-affected Fragile Countries: Between Harming, Immediately Curing and Sustainably Promoting Health? A Case Study of Afghanistan.

1st Summer School on Health Literacy; Freiburg, Germany, University of Education Freiburg; September 2016: Workshop: Sahrai, E; Harsch, S; Jawid, A: Health Literacy in Afghanistan.

3rd Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence Consortium Meeting; Bielefeld, Deutschland; Oktober 2015: Islertas, Z., Sahrai E, Bittlingmayer UH: ELMi EHealth Literacy and Minority health: An ethnographic study on health-related use of new media among disadvantaged adolescents with Turkish and Afghan migration background.