Press Invitation
24 September 2019 | Deutsch

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).
World Health Summit speakers are leading experts from science, politics, business, and civil society, including:
- Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice President of Costa Rica
- Jens Spahn, Federal Minister of Health, Germany
- Gerd Müller, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
- Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda
- Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda
- Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health, Ghana
- Luiz Henrique Mandetta, Minister of Health, Brazil
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO
- Annette Dixon, Vice President for Human Development, World Bank
- Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
- Eckart von Hirschhausen, Physician and Scientist for Future
- Heyo Kroemer, CEO, Charité
- Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund
- Peter Albiez, CEO, Pfizer Germany
- Sabine Gabrysch, Professor for Climate Change and Health, Charité & PIK
- Randolph Nesse, Founding Director, Center for Evolution and Medicine, ASU
- Bernd Montag, President and CEO, Siemens Healthineers
- Pavan Sukhdev, President, WWF
The impact of climate change on health will be an area of focus this year. Other topics in the 2019 program include: improving health systems in Africa and around the world, finding solutions to antibiotic resistance, digital health, and strategies for implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The World Health Summit 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. Founded at Charité in 2009, the summit takes place annually in Berlin.
The World Health Summit is fully open to the press. Interview requests can be coordinated through the World Health Summit press office.
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World Health Summit
October 27-29, 2019
Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, Berlin


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Katherine Lindemann