PRESS RELEASES 2019


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.

Pressemitteilung


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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