Berlin, Germany | October 20th - 22nd, 2013

M8 Statement 2014

Calls for action in six major global health issues were developed by the M8 Alliance concluding discussions at the World Health Summit 2014. Among them:

  • Ebola
  • Climate Change and Health
  • Prevention, Healthy Cities and Demographic Change

Please read here the whole M8 Statement 2014 >>>

WHS 2014: Berlin Declaration on Ebola

The organizers of the World Health Summit and the partners and participants from all health related sectors designed a special 'Berlin Declaration on Ebola'.

"We shall undertake joint efforts to contain the disease and to prevent it from spreading to other regions including to those outside West Africa. The Ebola epidemic shall not develop into a pandemic."

Please read here the Declaration on Ebola (PDF) >>>

WHS 2014: Speaker-Presentations Available

Most speakers, participating in the WHS 2014, kindly agreed to make their presentations available as downloads. Please find individual zip-folders containing all presentations per day in the WHS Community.

Please use the login-data you received when registering for the WHS Community prior to the summit.

WHS Community >>>

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Ebola: A Wake-up Call for Global Health

With respect to the Ebola crisis, the WHS has organized a special symposium in association with the German Federal Ministry of Health and the German Federal Foreign Office. It was held on October 20, 2014, from 08:30 to 10:00.

The symposium discussed the next steps concerning this essential issue for medicine and global health. Please click here for further information on the "Wake-up Call for Global Health" >>>

Central topics of WHS 2014:

Some of the speakers at WHS 2014:

Barry J. Marshall
Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine (2005)

Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany

Anuradha Gupta
Deputy CEO, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

David Heymann
Chairman of the Board, Public Health England (PHE)

Opinions and Essays

(...) "Patients in many low- and middle-income countries cannot pay the high price of medicines and are excluded from the benefits of scientific endeavor. To ensure a sustainable response to the health needs of all patients, mechanisms to delink the cost of R&D from the price of the products are urgently needed." (...)

Read the essay in the WHS Yearbook 2013 >>>


(...) "The way forward needs to include moving away from the sole focus of increasing global agricultural production. We already produce enough food for over 10 billion people today." (...)


Read the essay in the WHS Yearbook 2013 >>>

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe
(President, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines)

Hans Rudolf Herren
(Right Livelihood Award Laureate 2013)

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