ABOUT THE WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT
The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health. Held annually in Berlin, it brings together leaders from politics, science and medicine, civil society, and the private sector to set the agenda for a healthier future. Over 300 speakers and 2,500 participants from 100 countries take part, including ministers, top scientists, and CEOs.
It is traditionally held under the high patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the French Republic, and the President of the European Commission,
and the Director-General of the World Health Organization.
Founded at Charité in 2009, the World Health Summit is built on the academic foundation the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities, and National Academies, a scientific network spanning 18 countries.
Epsy Campbell Barr
Vice President of Costa Rica
Federal Minister of Health, Germany
Jane Ruth Aceng
Minister of Health, Uganda
Minister of Health, Ghana
Minister of Health, Rwanda
Julio Daniel Mazzoleni Insfrán
Minister of Health, Paraguay
Luiz Henrique Mandetta
Minister of Health, Brazil
CEO, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
Executive Director, The Global Fund
Director, Wellcome Trust
Carissa F. Etienne
Director, Pan American Health Organization
Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
Elhadj As Sy
Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
World Health Summit
Prof. Detlev Ganten is President of the World Health Summit, which he founded in 2009. The goal: to improve global health. A medical doctor specializing in pharmacology and molecular medicine, he is one of the world's leading scientists in the field of cardiovascular disease. He was previously CEO of Charité, one of the largest university hospitals in Europe, Founding Director and President of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, and President of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers.
World Health Summit 2019
Prof. Ali Jafarian is International President of the World Health Summit 2019, representing M8 Alliance member Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). After graduating from TUMS in 1992, he was appointed as faculty member in the General Surgery department in 1999. His focus of research are Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation. He has served as Dean of the Medical School from 2008-2009, Vice Chancellor from 2009-2011, and Chancellor of TUMS from 2013-2017.
Regional Meeting 2020 - Kish Island, Iran