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World Health Summit World Health Summit 2017, October 15-17, Berlin, Germany

Newsletter June 2018

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World Health Summit 2018 - Germany, Berlin

    • Registration: Early Bird Tickets
    • Final Call for Applications
    • New Speaker Confirmations
    • Facts
    • Visiting Berlin

    Community Bulletin

      • 2nd M8 Alliance Expert Meeting on Migrant and Refugee Health

      Registration: Early Bird Tickets

      Registration for the 10th World Health Summit is now open. Taking place from October 14-16, the 2018 World Health Summit will draw international experts from academia, politics, the private sector and civil society to Berlin.

      The world’s foremost strategic forum for global health, the event promotes thought leadership in science and seeks to advance global health agendas. Early bird rates are available until July 31, 2018.


      Final Call for Applications

      Startup Track

      Startup Track 2017 Startup Track 2017

      The Startup Track highlights outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve Global Health.

      Startups are encouraged to apply for the competition by June 30, 2018. From among the applicants, 25 will be invited to attend the World Health Summit in October.

      Ten finalists will pitch their concepts to the jury on October 15, 2018. Additionally, they will have stands at the conference to present their ideas and business concepts, have their company profile published on the World Health Summit website, and are invited to participate in the awards ceremony at the World Health Summit Night.

      Further information and application >

      New Voices in Global Health

      New Voices in Global Health 2017 New Voices in Global Health 2017

      The New Voices in Global Health initiative promotes active participation among young scientists at the World Health Summit. Its aim is to strengthen research and support future leaders in health.

      Young academics are invited to apply by June 30, 2018. Participants will be selected by the Scientific Committee, which was newly appointed in 2018 and now includes Nobel Prize Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn (US). The Scientific Committee is headed by Stefan Kaufman (Germany) and Fernando Regateiro (Portugal).

      Selected participants will present their work at the World Health Summit as a poster and will have registration fees waived. They'll also be eligible to apply for partial travel support.

      Further information and application >


      New Speaker Confirmations Include:

      Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
      Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland
      Bill Gates Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
      Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland
      Albert Bourla, COO, Pfizer Inc. Albert Bourla, COO, Pfizer Inc.
      Jeremy Farrar, Executive Director, Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar, Executive Director, Wellcome Trust
      Richard Hatchett, CEO, CEPI Richard Hatchett, CEO, CEPI
      Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
      Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health Uganda Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health Uganda
      Thomas B. Cueni, Director General, IFPMA, Switzerland Thomas B. Cueni, Director General, IFPMA, Switzerland
      Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda
      Seyed Hassan Hashemi, Minister of Health & Medical Education, Iran (c) Ministry of Health Seyed Hassan Hashemi, Minister of Health & Medical Education, Iran (c) Ministry of Health
      Susanna Krüger, CEO, Save the Children, Germany Susanna Krüger, CEO, Save the Children, Germany
      Stefan Oelrich, Senior Vice President, Sanofi, Germany Stefan Oelrich, Senior Vice President, Sanofi, Germany
      Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany
      Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria

      World Health Summit 2018 - Facts

      • 3 days – 45 sessions – 250 speakers
      • 2,000 participants from 100 countries
      • 10th anniversary
      • Back to back with the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting
      • Live-stream from all plenary sessions
      • Early Bird tickets available in May and June

      Visiting Berlin

      Oberbaumbrücke Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien Oberbaumbrücke Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

      Berlin is unlike any other city on the planet. Trends are set here, making it the perfect location for the World Health Summit. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the German capital:

      • Berlin has three UNESCO World Heritage sites.
      • It’s the only city in the world with three active opera houses.
      • It's the only European city to have more museums than rainy days.
      • Berlin covers an area nearly nine times the size of Paris.
      • Europe’s first set of traffic lights was installed in 1924 on Berlin's Potsdamer Platz.

      For more facts and figures about this fantastic city, check out our partner visitBerlin >

      And head here for all the details on the World Health Summit venue 2018 >


      Community Bulletin

      Expert Meeting on Migrant and Refugee Health

      The 2nd M8 Alliance Expert Meeting on Migrant and Refugee Health drew more than 50 participants to the Sapienza University of Rome in mid-June. At it, scientists from around the world brought experience and scientific results together in a focused effort to address the broad range of public health challenges being faced and solutions being developed by health systems managing the health of migrants and refugees. In particular, the situation in different European countries such as Germany, Italy, Greece, France, Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, and UK, as well as in countries in Asia such as Iran and Lebanon was presented and discussed.

      Luciano Saso, Vice-Rector for European University Networks Sapienza University and Chair of the meeting, said: “The issue of mental health is key because many migrants currently reaching Europe travel for a long time and are exposed to violence and traumatic events. Their number is small compared to the total number of forcibly displaced people in the world – over 68 million according to UNHCR. The concerns of many Europeans that they might lose their job, security and cultural identity are not justified. Instead, we know that migrants have been a very significant cultural and economic resource for the EU and other regions of the world. Moreover, it is an ethical imperative to help as much as possible other human beings who are fleeing from war, hunger, and dictatorships – as happened to many Europeans not so long ago. Facing the current ‘crisis of migrants’ and favoring their integration in the EU in good mental conditions is a serious challenge, but also an opportunity to remember our history and behave according to our values, further developing the extraordinary EU project.”

      Program and information about the meeting >

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