PRESS RELEASES 2019


October 29, 2019

World Health Summit 2019 - Final Day
WHO Director-General Tedros: Health is a human right, but it’s a right that must be realized through political choice.

The World Health Summit 2019 in Berlin ended Tuesday afternoon with clear recommendations for policymakers around the world. A total of 2,500 participants from 100 countries took part in the international summit for global health. For three days in 50 sessions, over 300 speakers presented their strategies for global healthcare and called for collaborative solutions for improving health worldwide.

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October 28, 2019

World Health Summit 2019 - Day Two
Uganda’s Minister of Health: We need to strengthen primary healthcare

Clear calls for partnerships, investments, and innovation in Africa were at the center of the second day of the World Health Summit, where universal health coverage and Africa were among areas of focus. The World Health Summit continues Monday, looking among other topics at health as a political choice. 

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October 28, 2019

Klimawandel ist größte Bedrohung für die Gesundheit
Pressekonferenz auf dem World Health Summit

„Der Klimawandel ist die größte Bedrohung für unsere Gesundheit im 21. Jahrhundert, ein medizinischer Notfall für die Erde – wir müssen schnellstens handeln“ – darin waren sich alle Experten der Pressekonferenz zu den Folgen des Klimawandels für die Gesundheit am Montag während des World Health Summit einig.

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October 27, 2019

World Health Summit 2019 kicks off in Berlin

The 11th World Health Summit began today, with approximately 1,300 participants from science, politics, the private sector, and civil society around the world. At the opening ceremony Sunday evening, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said: “We want to make the European voice in global health heard. The role of the EU in international fora, such as the World Health Organization, must be increased.”

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October 26, 2019

Karolinska Institutet among the newest members of the World Health Summit’s M8 Alliance

The Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, one of the world’s foremost medical universities and home to the assembly that selects Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine, is among three new members joining the M8 Alliance, the academic foundation of the World Health Summit. Also joining the network are the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), a university alliance with 185 members.

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October 24, 2019

Special Events at the World Health Summit

The World Health Summit, one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health, will begin on Sunday. Special events include the opening ceremony, a press conference on climate change and health, a press event on AI and health, Entrepreneurs in Global Health startup presentations, and a photo exhibition from the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019. 

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October 23, 2019

Startups to present at the World Health Summit at "Entrepreneurs in Global Health"

Selected health startups will bring innovative ideas to an international stage at the World Health Summit on Monday, October 28. Entrepreneurs in Global Health is organized in partnership with Stiftung Charité, the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), and the Charité BIH Entrepreneurship Summit.

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October 22, 2019

The World Health Summit will begin on Sunday, with approximately 20 ministers from around the world in attendance

Approximately 20 ministers from around the world are expected to attend the World Health Summit, which begins on Sunday. Joining them will be the Director-General of the WHO, top scientists, and leading NGO representatives. At the three-day summit, over 2,500 participants will discuss ways to improve global health. 

World Health Summit President Detlev Ganten shares his perspective on the summit and current global health challenges. 

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October 21, 2019

Press conference on climate change and health at the World Health Summit

We invite you to join us at a press conference on Monday, October 28, at 11:00 am at the World Health Summit.
Topic: Climate change is the greatest health threat of our time. Here's what needs to change.

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October 17, 2019

Approximately 20 ministers from around the world, the Director-General of the WHO, top scientists, CEOs, and leaders in civil society to discuss strategies for the future of global health

How can we make the world a healthier place? This question is at the core of the World Health Summit, where leading experts from science, politics, business, and civil society will meet October 27-29. 2,500 participants from 100 countries are expected to attend.

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October 15, 2019

WHO Director-General Tedros is new patron of the World Health Summit
“One of the foremost gatherings in global health.”

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, joins German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker as a patron of the World Health Summit.

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September 24, 2019

Over 10 ministers from around the world to attend the World Health Summit 2019
Climate change and health will be one of the summit’s central topics

From October 27-29, Berlin will again be the capital of global health. The World Health Summit, one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health, will draw 300 speakers and 2,500 participants from 100 countries, including over 10 ministers from around the world and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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September 19, 2019

Klimawandel bedroht die Weltgesundheit
World Health Summit unterstützt weltweiten Klimastreik

Bei der dritten weltweiten Demonstration gegen den Klimawandel am Freitag, den 20.9. beteiligt sich der World Health Summit mit einer Aktion an der Berliner Charité unter dem Motto „Die Klimakrise ist ein medizinischer Notfall“. Vor dem Bettenhaus in der Luisenstraße in Mitte versammeln sich Ärzteschaft, Pflegepersonal und Studierende der Charité. Dort wollen sie auf die Folgen des Klimawandels für die Gesundheit aufmerksam machen und ein Zeichen setzen für die Verantwortung der Gesundheitsberufe.

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August 7, 2019

Climate and health to be an area of focus at World Health Summit 2019
Press accreditation is now open

The next World Health Summit will take place October 27-29, 2019, in Berlin, Germany.  One of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health, the summit will draw 2,500 participants and 300 speakers from around the world.

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April 3, 2019

Whole world could have access to healthcare in 10 years
World Health Day interview with World Health Summit President Detlev Ganten

Sunday, April 7 is World Health Day. This year’s theme highlights most basic aspect of healthcare: whether people can access it. At least half the world’s population can’t get essential health services they need. The World Health Organization describes universal health coverage as its number-one goal, and UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve it by 2030—an ambitious timeline. Prof. Detlev Ganten, President of the World Health Summit, explains what we can do to make accessible health coverage a reality for everyone in the world. 

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