October 14 - 16, Kosmos, Berlin, Germany
"The World Health Summit began in 2009 as an international, interdisciplinary conference in Berlin. Ten years on, it has grown into the foremost international strategic forum for global health, with its own annual Regional Meetings around the globe. It has become the premiere platform for eminent international researchers, physicians, government authorities, and representatives from industry, civil society, and healthcare systems to work in total academic freedom on one common goal: helping shape tomorrow’s healthcare agenda."
Detlev Ganten, World Health Summit Founding President
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
President of the French Republic
President of the European Commission
João Gabriel Silva
Rector, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
- Pandemic Preparedness
- The Sustainable Development Goals: Health in All Policies
- Access to Essential Medicines
- Health Systems Strengthening
- Antimicrobial Resistance
- The Digital Healthcare Revolution
In a nod to the World Health Summit's 10th anniversary, the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation took place back-to-back with the World Health Summit in Berlin this year. In a Joint Plenary Session, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized their strong support for tandem progress towards achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.
- M8 Alliance Declaration 2018 "Health is a Driving Force for the Sustainable Development Goals." 629 KB
We would like to thank each and every partner who contributes to the World Health Summit.
Leading global health experts from all over the world congratulate on the occasion of the 10th World Health Summit.
ESA Astronaut and Commander of the International Space Station ISS Alexander Gerst spoke to the World Health Summit participants.
- World Health Summit Media Report 2018 Facts, Partners, Coverage, Press Conference, Quotes, Digital Outreach, Social Media 700 KB
- World Health Summit Information - 10 Years Anniversary Special Edition A decade on the road to better health for all. 5 MB
- Science Has to Take Responsibility 10 Years World Health Summit—The Road to Better Health for All 125 KB
At the conference, the Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus presented a plan aimed at aligning cooperation among major global health organizations to help reach UN health targets. He said that "fragmentation, duplication and inefficiency are undermining progress. We must do something differently." The document was signed by eleven leading global health organizations the same day.
At the 2018 World Health Summit, representatives from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration and cooperation in global health. The two kicked off the partnership with the announcement that a group of LSHTM researchers is to be based at the Charité to establish the initial stages of the partnership and identify joint research opportunities.