World Health Summit

3 Days - 100+ Nations - 300+ Speakers - 4,000+ Participants On-Site - 50,000+ Participants Online

Health for All is the Goal - World Health Summit is the Forum

WHS 2023 Central Topics

  • Learning from COVID-19 for Future Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response
  • Recommitting to Universal Health Coverage
  • Sustainable Health for People and Planet
  • G7/G20 Measures to Enhance Global Health Equity and Security
  • Harnessing the Power of Digital Technologies for Global Health
  • World Health Organization’s 75th Anniversary
  • Innovations to Accelerate the Fight Against Tuberculosis

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WHS 2023 Speakers

"Taking global health to a new level means we need a new global agreement based on a common vision, a new global health architecture that is coherent and inclusive, and a new global approach that prioritizes promoting health and preventing disease, rather than only treating the sick."

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)

"These are times of deep and shared responsibility. The world needs urgent and collective action to overcome global health challenges."

Sandra Gallina
Director-General, Health and Food Safety, European Commission

"Networking and good cooperation across national borders are what matter - especially in the field of global health. There needs to be an exchange between different scientific disciplines and also between science, politics and society."

Olaf Scholz
Federal Chancellor, Germany

"Pandemics and everything around pandemics will become ever more important. We will either spiral upwards or spiral downwards.“

Karl Lauterbach
Federal Minister of Health, Germany

"You must look at public health as a political issue, as much as you look at it from a healthcare perspective."

Monica Geingos
First Lady, Namibia

"Strong girls and women lead to healthier lives for entire societies. They are key to successful global health policies."

Svenja Schulze
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

"Global health brings multiple dimensions together. It is important to include all voices for global health care."

John Nkengasong
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State, United States of America

"Coming together is important and we must strengthen global solidarity."

Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)

"In the pandemic, some things we learned very quickly, others need very long to take forward."

Ilona Kickbusch
Founding Director, Global Health Center, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

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