About the M8 Alliance

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies is a collaborative network of academic institutions known for educational and research excellence, and includes national academies of science from 97 countries. The network was founded in 2009 at the inaugural World Health Summit, and has provided an outstanding academic foundation to every World Health Summit event since.

The M8 Alliance currently has 25 members based in 18 different countries, all of which are committed to improving global health and working with political and economic decision-makers to develop science-based solutions to health challenges worldwide.

The M8 Alliance promotes the translation of research from bench to bedside to population health, as well as the transformation of current medical care approaches to treating the ill by creating healthcare systems aimed at the effective prevention of disease. The organization also works to adapt health-related solutions to rapidly changing living conditions through research in priority areas, especially shifting demographics, urbanization, and climate change. (Mission)

The M8 Alliance regularly issues Calls to Action