Press Release
7 August 2019 | Deutsch

Climate and health to be an area of focus at the World Health Summit 2019

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.

Speakers at the World Health Summit 2019 include:

- Jens Spahn, Federal Minister of Health, Germany
- Gerd Müller, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
- Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda
- Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
- Heyo Kroemer, Incoming CEO, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
- Eran Elinav, Immunologist and Microbiome Researcher, Weizmann Institute of Science
- Pavan Sukhdev, President, WWF International
- Annette Dixon, Vice President for Human Development, World Bank
- Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
- David Loew, Executive Vice President Vaccines, Sanofi Pasteur
- Michael Sen, Member of the Managing Board, Siemens
- Eckart von Hirschhausen, Physician, Comedian, Scientist for Future

The 2019 program includes: climate change and health, strengthening health systems in Africa, solutions to antibiotic resistance, the impact of digital health, and the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

The World Health Summit promotes thought leadership in science and advances global health agendas. It was founded on the 300th anniversary of Charité, Europe’s largest university hospital, and is held under the patronage of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.

World Health Summit
October 27-29, Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, Berlin

The World Health Summit is fully open to the press:

Interview requests may be coordinated through the press office on request.

Press Contact
Katherine Lindemann
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