World Health Summit 2020


October 25-27 in Berlin and digital

The spread of COVID-19 shows how essential the improvement of global health is.
As a leading global health conference and network of academia, the private sector, civil society and politics, the World Health Summit is more important than ever.

The World Health Summit 2020 will take place as an on-site conference in Berlin and at the same time as a fully digital, interactive conference with cost-free availability of all sessions of the program. A registration is not required.

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We look forward to your participation at the World Health Summit - in Berlin or digitally.

"During our EU-Presidency in 2020 together with our trio partners Portugal and Slovenia, we want to make the European voice in global health heard."

Jens Spahn
Minister of Health, Germany

"For us to achieve universal health coverage, we need to strengthen primary healthcare."


Jane Ruth Aceng
Minister of Health, Uganda


"WHO is delighted to strengthen its collaboration with the World Health Summit, which is now one of the foremost gatherings in global health."

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization

"Bringing together scientific advancement with innovation—and making sure those two things fit into societies—will be absolutely critical."

Jeremy Farrar
Director, Wellcome Trust

"Good software technologies have the potential to democratize healthcare, because they can be made available to everyone."

Christof von Kalle
Chair for Clinical Translational Sciences, Berlin Institute of Health

"I don’t think we want to live in a world where we finally have cures for all diseases, but they’re unaffordable."

Soumya Swaminathan
Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

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