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Newsletter 01/2023: WHS Regional Meeting, WHS Year Book, Charité Center for Global Health

Dear friends,

Global health will remain a core issue on the international agenda for the new year 2023. Health emergencies caused by the threats of war, climate change and increasing inequalities are truly global challenges that desperately need international action - and the situation is worsening: According to the World Health Organization (WHO) almost 400 million people are facing humanitarian crises with severe health impacts - more than ever. WHO is currently addressing more than 50 health crises around the world (more).

In the year of its 75th birthday, WHO, the most important international institution for global public health and our longstanding partner, is more important than ever before.

I am looking forward to the contributions of the World Health Summit towards tackling these global challenges by providing opportunities for diverse international stakeholders to connect, discuss, and find solutions. The WHS Regional Meeting 2023 on April 13 in Washington DC and online will focus on "Bridging the Science to Policy Gap – Opportunities for Academia", an issue that is immensely important to ensure the political impact of scientific insights. You can still register for on-site participation, please find all info below.

And make sure to save the date for this year's World Health Summit in Berlin: October 15-17. We are proud to announce, that our first 2023 high patron already has been confirmed (more below). Get all news on topics, program, and speakers on our website, this monthly newsletter, and on social media - make sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

Stay safe and healthy!

Axel R. Pries
World Health Summit


The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 in Washington DC & Digital, hosted and organized by George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), and Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHCI), takes place on April 13. Under the theme of "Bridging the Science to Policy Gap – Opportunities for Academia", it will highlight the essential role of evidence-based science for the development of global health policy.

Selected topics in the progam include:

- Climate Change, Pandemics & Social Determinants of Health
- Confronting the Burden of NCDs
- Gender and Power
- Racism in Global Health
- Technology for Global Health
- Donors and Priorities in Global Health

Register here

Find all information on program, speakers, venue, and participation

See the press info

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Health For All is the Goal - World Health Summit is the Forum 

Check out our website to find out about news on WHS 2023, e.g., the first high patron confirmation for this year: We are proud to announce that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General, will continue to support the World Health Summit as a patron. Traditionally, the World Health Summit is held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the French President, the President of the EU Commission, and the Director-General of WHO. 

Read the WHS 2023 press info

See World Health Summit 2023 At a Glance


Out Now: WHS 2022 Year Book

"World Health Summit 2022 - A Look Back" features 28 pages packed with WHS 2022 photos, quotes, numbers, info on topics, speakers, impact, a media recap, a look behind the scenes, a review on the WHS Regional Meeting 2022 in Rome, as well as lots of background info on the World Health Summit and the first WHS together with WHO.

Read the booklet

Online Now: WHS 2022 Web Page

The World Health Summit website now features a special WHS 2022 page with comprehensive information on the first WHS together with WHO, including speakers, patrons, program, session recordings, photos, and media.

Visit the webpage

Moving Images: WHS 2022 in 4.5 Minutes

Have you seen the WHS 2022 Movie yet? Check out the highlights, enjoy special moments, and meet again speakers and participants.

Watch the movie


New Charité Center for Global Health

Since the beginning of this year, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has a new Center for Global Health (CCGH). It is led by two scientific directors: Prof. Beate Kampmann, a renowned expert on international child health, who came to Berlin from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Prof. Christian Drosten, Director of the Institute of Virology at Charité. CCGH will serve as a focal point for global health activities at Charité and will advance strategic initiatives for global health in cooperation with the World Health Summit and national and international partners.

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Celebrating 75 Years of WHO

This year, the World Health Organization will be celebrating its 75th birthday. In 1948 on April 7, celebrated annually as World Health Day, the WHO constitution formally came into force. WHO was funded to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. According to its constitution, the objective "is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health". In a year revolving around "75 years of improving health", WHO's impact and importance as well as the challenges will be part of the World Health Summit 2023 program.

Read more 


The World Health Summit has a job opening.

Get more info


Regional Meeting 2023

Washington DC, USA & Digital

April 13, 2023

World Health Summit 2023 

Berlin & Digital

October 15-17, 2023

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