World Health Summit – Personalities
Dr. Luis Sambo, Regional Director Africa, World Health Organization
“Five years before the Millennium Development Goal deadline of 2015, there is growing concern that MDG 5 – Improve maternal health – is the one that is furthest off track.
Effort to improve maternal and child health requires action on all factors that affect the health of women and children. This includes addressing poverty, hunger, gender inequality, ensuring women’s and children’s rights and improving education for women and girls. The efforts need strong national leadership and ownership, a whole-of-country approach, including not only from all governments, but also from the private sector, foundations, non-governmental organizations and civil society, as well as international organizations.”
Sessions at the World Health Summit
Working Session “Empowerment Through Research: Capacity Building in Low- Income Countries”
The Constitution of the World Health Organization first articulated that health is a fundamental human right in 1946 . As a result, one of the aims of the medical research and scientific community, of the healthcare industry, as well of the many internationally operating health organizations and initiatives is to improve the health of populations around the world. Health interventions play an essential role in reaching this goal. The fact that medical developments are generally concentrated in industrial countries, however, leads to a shortage of approaches appropriate to the particular challenges of the developing world.
Working Session on October 12th, 2010, 10:30-12:30, Room "Langenbeck"
World Health Summit Network
The M8 Alliance and its Members
The “M8 Alliance of Academies, Universities, and Health Centers” was officially inaugurated on October 14th, 2009, on the occasion of the 1st World Health Summit as a medical and scientific forum of excellence. It is composed of a network of prestigious medical institutions to deal with scientific, political, and economic issues related to medicine and public health, together with stakeholders from politics and industry at the national, European, and international levels. The World Health Summit will be the central platform of the M8 Alliance.
Boehringer Ingelheim initiatives in the fight against HIV/AIDS in developing countries
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is destroying lives and deteriorating living conditions all over the globe. More than 95% of people infected by HIV/AIDS are living in the developing world with limited access to life saving anti-retroviral drugs. Less than 50%% of adults and children in need of anti-retroviral therapies receive them. Also, only 45% of mothers received so far services to prevent the transmission of HIV to their children during birth.
World Health Summit Charity Night – World Doctors Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sinfony No. 9
The World Doctors Orchestra combines the pleasure of fine music with global medical responsibility.
Twice a year, around 100 physicians from over twenty nations exchange their white coats for evening attire and perform a benefit concert for people in need of health care. Founder and conductor of the World Doctors Orchestra is Prof. Stefan Willich. He chose his fellow musicians from 300 candidates with outstanding musical credentials.
World Health Summit Charity Night on Monday, October 11, 2010, 7.30 p.m. at the Concert Hall, Gendarmenmarkt with keynote speaker Luc Antoine Montagnier (Nobel Prize Laureate 2006)
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