The "M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies" is the academic foundation of the World Health Summit. This unique network currently consists of 28 members in 20 countries, including the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), which represents the national academies of medicine and science in 130 countries.

The M8 Alliance was initiated by Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin in 2009 on the occasion of the first World Health Summit. The International Presidency of the World Health Summit rotates annually among members of the M8 Alliance. 


Academic Health Centers, Universities, and National Academies of Medicine and Sciences


Agenda-setting for global health improvement and development of science based solutions to global health challenges.


As a result of each World Health Summit the M8 Alliance issues the M8 Alliance Declaration: recommendations for action to international policymakers.
The M8 Alliance organizes annual Regional Meetings in the member countries, regular Expert Meetings, and Summer Schools.

Focus Topics

The M8 Alliance members work together on a range of issues, such as Migrant and Refugee Health.