Press Releases 2018


"Jointly, we may be able to reach the United Nation's health targets"

2,400 participants attended the World Health Summit 2018 - Closing event: Joint plenary with the Grand Challenges Meeting of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Intelligent glove wins World Health Summit Startup Award 2018

Eyeluminati from India chosen out of 60 applications from 19 countries

15.10.2018. The glove Manovue, developed by the company Eyeluminati, is the world's first intelligent personal assistant for the visually impaired. It combines vision intelligence and the internet of things and helps users to read any printed text without knowing the braille language. By providing haptic feedback, the glove also helps people with vision impairments to move around freely outside well-known environments.

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Charité and LSHTM agree on future cooperation

Memorandum of Understanding signed at the 10th World Health Summit in Berlin

15.10.2018. At the 10th World Health Summit, representatives from the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration and cooperation in global health. The two kicked off the partnership with the announcement that a group of LSHTM researchers is to be based at the Charité to establish the initial stages of the partnership and identify joint research opportunities.

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Germany will provide 115 million Euros for the WHO

German Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn announces long-term support for the core mandate of WHO at the World Health Summit Opening Ceremony

14.10.2018. At the ceremonial opening of the World Health Summit with 1,000 participants from politics, science, industry and civil society, Jens Spahn, the German Federal Minister of Health, announced that Germany will be supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) with 115 million Euros for the next four years. “Never before were we able to guarantee such a high and long-term support for the core mandate of WHO.” This announcement is a major step in assuring long-term predictable finances so that WHO will be able to meet the high expectations of the global public.

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“Together we are strong!”

10th World Health Summit has kicked off in Berlin/Germany

14.10.2018. The 10th World Health Summit, one of the most prominent international conferences on Global Health, has kicked off this morning with 1,000 participants in Berlin, Germany. “We are delighted that so many experts from academia, politics, civil society and the private sector are here. Together we are strong!”, said Professor Detlev Ganten, the Founding President of the World Health Summit.

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World Health Summit 2018: Berlin once again capital for Global Health

World leaders from politics, science, industry and civil society will meet from October 14-16 to discuss the best ways to reach the United Nation health targets

10.10.2018. 2,000 Global Health experts from around the world are expected to attend the 10th World Health Summit taking place in mid-October in the German capital. They’ll come from all over the planet to debate and discuss the major challenges currently facing healthcare provision, access, and quality, as well as the problem of disease prevention. In particular, they’ll seek to streamline coordination of the many different initiatives in policy, science, the private sector, and civil society that are already in place, and strive to make them work more efficiently when it comes to meeting United Nation health targets.

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Angela Merkel, Bill Gates, many ministers and two Nobel laureates at the 10th World Health Summit 2018

03.09.2018. The 10th World Health Summit – one of the world’s most prominent strategic forums for global health – is being held in Berlin from October 14-16, 2018. Speakers this year will include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ministers from a number of countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. One program highlight will be a joint keynote session of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Meeting and the World Health Summit on October 16. [...]

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Internationaler Startup-Wettbewerb beim World Health Summit 2018 in Berlin: 10 Finalisten ausgewählt

Pitch und Auszeichnung der besten Ideen am Montag, 15. Oktober 2018 im Kosmos

25.07.2018. Zehn Gesundheits-Startups aus aller Welt präsentieren am 15. Oktober 2018 um 12:45 Uhr ihre Ideen und bewerben sich damit um den Startup-Preis des World Health Summit. Der 1. Preis wird am Abend um 18:30 Uhr übergeben. Zu beiden Veranstaltungen sind Pressevertreter herzlich eingeladen. [...]

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Information on Startup Track and Finalists in English


World Health Summit Startup Competition 2018 Welcomes Applications

International Health Startups at the World Health Summit in Berlin

07.06.2018. Ideas, devices and therapies for the future of healthcare - international health startups are encouraged to apply for the World Health Summit Startup Track 2018. From among all applicants, representatives from 25 startups will be invited to attend the World Health Summit 2018 in Berlin (October 14-16). 10 finalists will subsequently pitch their concepts to the jury and international experts from science, politics, the private sector, and civil society on October 15. [...]

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