World Health Summit 2019

2.500 Participants - 300 Speakers - 100 Nations - 50 Sessions

October 27 - 29, Kosmos, Berlin, Germany


Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Emmanuel Macron
President of the French Republic

Jean-Claude Juncker
President of the European Commission

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

World Health Summit Presidents

Ali Jafarian
Chancellor (until 2017), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Detlev Ganten
Founding President,
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Central Topics

  • Climate Change and Health
  • Transforming Human Capital: Investing in Health and Education
  • Universal Health Coverage: Expanding Rights and Access
  • Health is a Political Choice: The Future of Health Policy in the G7/G20 and other Political Venues
  • SDG 3: The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All
  • Focus Africa: Building Capacities and Strong Institutions
  • Digital Health: Shaping Society and the Modern Economy

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M8 Alliance Declaration


We would like to thank each and every partner who contributes to the World Health Summit.

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Memorandum of Understanding between WHO and Charité

At the World Health Summit 2019, the World Health Organization and Charité signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Global Health. They will continue working together to accelerate progress in health-related Sustainable Development Goals through promoting and supporting WHO’s five-year strategic plan (2019-2023) during the World Health Summit. As part of the collaboration, the World Health Summit will serve as a platform to provide annual updates on the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-Being for All, an initiative of 12 leading international agencies to coordinate their activities to improve global health and meet health-related SDG targets.

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Satellite Events

Symposium on the Roles of Germany and Japan in Global Health

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German-East European Healthcare Symposium

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DNDi & Founders’ Symposium: Discussion and Anniversary Reception

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Introducing the Global Health Hub Germany - A New Networking Platform for Global Health Actors

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Good Health for All

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German-African Healthcare Forum

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World Health Summit Regional Meeting

Host: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Date:  April 29-30, 2019
Location:  Kish Island, Iran

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