World Health Summit

3 DAYS - 50 SESSIONS - 100 NATIONS - 300 SPEAKERS - 6,000 PARTICIPANTS - BERLIN & DIGITAL

A leading international forum for global health.
With science, politics, the private sector, and civil society – with inspiring talks, enhanced cooperations, and new solutions.


#WHS2021 Speakers


Quotes

“No-one is safe from COVID-19; no-one is safe until we are all safe from it. Even those who conquer the virus within their own borders remain prisoners within these borders until it is conquered everywhere.”

Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Federal President, Germany

"All pulling together – this must be the hallmark of the European Health Union. I believe this can be a test case for true global health compact. The need for leadership is clear and I believe the European Union must assume this responsibility."

Ursula von der Leyen
President, European Commission

"All countries have signed up to Universal Health Coverage by 2030. But we cannot wait ten years. We need health systems that work, before we face an outbreak of something more contagious than COVID-19; more deadly; or both."

Antonio Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations (UN)

"The lesson is clear: a strong health system is a resilient health system. Health systems and preparedness are not only an investment in the future, they are the foundation of our response today."

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

"Human rights must be at the heart of the response to the crisis."

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

"COVID-19 has revealed a collective failure to take pandemic prevention, preparedness and response seriously and prioritize it accordingly."

Victor Dzau 
President, National Academy of Medicine, USA


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