Press Invitation
21 October 2019 | Deutsch

Press conference on climate change and health at the World Health Summit

Eckart von Hirschhausen: “Climate change is the greatest health threat of the 21st century."
Detlev Ganten: "We urgently need effective protections for our climate."
Berlin, Oct. 21, 2019 - We invite you to join us at a press conference on Monday, October 28, at 11:00 am at the World Health Summit.
Topic: Climate change is the greatest health threat of our time. Here's what needs to change.
Sabine Gabrysch, Professor for Climate Change and Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Sylvia Hartmann, Board Member, Deutsche Allianz für Klimawandel und Gesundheit (KLUG), Representative of the German Medical Students' Association
Eckart von Hirschhausen, Physician, Entertainer, Scientist for Future
Christoph Heinrich, Chairman for Nature Protection, WWF Deutschland
Prof. Detlev Ganten, President, World Health Summit
When and Where:
Monday, Oct. 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, Berlin
Global Health Lounge
Please register in advance
The press conference will take place following the World Health Summit session "Climate Change and Public Health – Environmental Threats, Challenges and Solutions for the Next Generation. " The workshop will feature, among others: Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen (Scientist for Future), Prof. Sabine Gabrysch (Charité & PIK), Prof. Andrew Haines (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) and Dr. Maria Neira (WHO).
The session is open to the press and will begin at 9:00 a.m.
The World Health Summit in Berlin is one of the leading international forums for global health. 300 speakers and 2,500 participants from 100 countries are expected to take part this year, including approximately 20 health ministers from around the world and the Director-General of the World Health Organization. Speakers at the World Health Summit are leading experts from politics, science, business, and civil society.
The impact of climate change on health is among the leading topics in the World Health Summit 2019 program. Other topics of focus include improving health systems in Africa and around the world, the fight against antimicrobial resistance, digital health, and implementing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 at Charité and is held under the high patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The World Health Summit is fully open to the press. Interviews with speakers can be coordinated through the World Health Summit press office.
Press Accreditation:
Press Information:
World Health Summit
October 27-29, 2019
Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, Berlin
Twitter: @worldhealthsmt
Press Contact
Katherine Lindemann