• The World Health Summit was held 9 times, the World Health Summit Regional Meetings 6 times.
  • More than 15,000 participants from more than 100 countries (World Health Summit Regional Meetings included)
  • 50 Ministers
  • 11 Nobel laureates
  • 100 CEOs
  • 400 sessions
  • 25 excellent universities and research facilities from 18 countries in the M8 Alliance, including all National Academies
  • M8 and World Health Summit Statements strengthened by the IAP for Health and the National Academies
  • 6 international awards for the World Health Summit Yearbook
  • Since 2016, participating in the World Health Summit is being certified with 6 points per day by the Berlin Chamber of Physicians. Continuation of this certification is requested for each subsequent year. 


Angela Merkel
Chancellor, Federal Republic of Germany

"Its resounding success both with the professional and the general public demonstrates that such a forum, with its interdisciplinary approach to health issues, can be a groundbreaking model for the future."

Hermann Gröhe
Former Federal Minister of Health, Germany

"I am convinced the World Health Summit will add valuable impetus and wish all participants interesting and enlightening days.”

Margaret Chan
Director General, WHO

“The World Health Summit is truly a premier strategic forum for global health leaders to come together.”

Gerd Binnig
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics

"The broad and interdisciplinary approach to healthcare makes the WHS so important."

The M8 Alliance Network


  • The WHS Science & Industry Circle was jointly launched in June 2015 in cooperation with the German Healthcare Partnership and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
  • The World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health (WFAIGH) was officially established at the World Health Summit 2013.
  • An agreement for two university chairs for the CVV was signed during the World Health Summit 2013.
  • The Centre Virchow-Villermé for Public Health Paris-Berlin (CVV) was established on April 15, 2013. Close cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine of Paris Descartes University, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the World Health Summit are the basis for the joint undertaking.

In the Media

Read selected articles on the World Health Summit 2017


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