• The WHS was held 8 times, the WHS Regional Meetings 5 times.
  • More than 15,000 participants from more than 100 countries (WHS Regional Meetings included)
  • 33 Ministers of Health
  • 14 Nobel Prize laureates
  • 400 sessions
  • 25 excellent universities and research facilities from 18 countries in the M8 Alliance, including all National Academies
  • M8 and WHS Statements strengthened by the IAP for Health and the National Academies
  • 6 international awards for the WHS Yearbook
  • Since 2016, participating in the WHS is being certified with 6 points per day by the Berlin Chamber of Physicians. Continuation of this certification is requested for each subsequent World Health Summit. 


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
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



2018M8 Alliance Declaration - Montreal 2017

PDF (Eng)

PDF (Fr)

2017Deutschlands Rolle in Global HealthPDF (Ger)
2016The M8 Alliance Declaration - World Health Summit 2016PDF
2015M8 Alliance Statement 2015PDF
2015Session Report WHS 2014:
Mapping Funding Flows – Working Towards a Common Approach
2015M8 Alliance Kyoto-Fukushima Statement

PDF (Eng)

PDF (Jap)

2015IAMP Call for Action to Strenghthen Healthcare for Hearing LossPDF
2014M8 Statement WHS BerlinPDF
2014Berlin Declaration on EbolaPDF
2014M8 Statement São Paulo


2013M8 Statement WHS BerlinPDF
2013M8 Statement SingaporePDF
2013WHS Statement - MENA RegionPDF
2013IAP / IAMP Statement on Antimicrobial ResistancePDF
2013IAMP Statement on Health Research Capacity StrengtheningPDF
2010IAMP Statement: Health Co-Benefits of Policies to Tackle Climate Change PDF


  • 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

In 2016, about 400 reports – spanning print, online, TV, and radio – were generated on the World Health Summit, published in e.g.:


Granted for the
WHS Yearbook 2014

Granted for the
WHS Yearbook 2014

Granted for the
WHS Yearbook 2013

Granted for the
WHS Yearbook 2013

Granted for the
WHS Yearbook 2013

Granted for the
WHS Logo