World Health Summit 2022 - Together with WHO

"Making the Choice for Health"

60,000 Participants Online - 4,000 Participants On-site - 400 Speakers - 140 Nations - 60 Sessions

October 16 - 18, Hotel Berlin Central District, Berlin, Germany & Digital

About the First World Health Summit Together with WHO

The World Health Summit and the World Health Organization joined forces to foster global health and well-being of all. WHS 2022 was the first World Health Summit together with WHO and part of a long-term collaboration.

WHS and WHO are both dedicated to the well-being of all people. To give everyone everywhere the chance to live a healthy life is a global effort, and the key to achieve better health for all lies in collaboration and open dialogue, guided by science. This is what WHS 2022 stands for.

WHS 2022 strengthened exchange, stimulated innovative solutions to health challenges, fostered global health as a key political issue and promoted the global health debate in the spirit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Olaf Scholz
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Credit: Federal Government/Thomas Köhler

Emmanuel Macron
President of the French Republic

Macky Sall
President of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) for 2022

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General of the World Health Organization


Axel R. Pries
Dean (until 2022), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
World Health Summit President

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
Co-Host World Health Summit 2022

Central Topics

  • Investment for Health and Well-Being
  • Climate Change and Planetary Health 
  • Architecture for Pandemic Preparedness
  • Digital Transformation for Health
  • Food Systems for Health
  • Health Systems Resilience and Equity
  • Global Health for Peace 

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Global Polio Eradication Initiative's (GPEI) Polio Pledging Moment
The polio pledging moment was held to secure funding for the GPEI's 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio. Global leaders confirmed USD 2.6 billion funding towards the goal.

Appointment of New WHO Goodwill Ambassadors
Henrietta Lacks’ family was appointed World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassadors for Cervical Cancer Elimination. The appointment recognizes their efforts to champion cervical cancer prevention and to preserve the memory of Henrietta Lacks, who died from cervical cancer in 1951.

UN Progress Report on Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health 2016-2030
The 2022 progress report on the UN Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030) called “Protect the Promise: Equal Access and Opportunity for Every Woman, Child and Adolescent” was presented.

Health: A Political Choice - Investing in Health for All
"Health: A Political Choice – Investing in Health for All" was launched. This official publication of the Global Governance Project produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) features several high-level contributions calling for sustainable and sufficient financing of health in all policies.

Germany and other Funders Pledge Support to Countering Antibiotic Resistance
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research announced an additional funding to support the work of the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP).

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research Announces Funding for CEPI
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced additional funding for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

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World Health Summit Regional Meeting

Host: Sapienza University of Rome
Date:  June 15-17, 2022
Location:  Rome, Italy & Digital

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