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Newsletter February 2019

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 - Kish Island, Iran

The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 is just around the corner. The event will bring global health experts from different sectors to Iran’s Kish Island, where they’ll work together to strengthen cooperation and improve health worldwide. We hope to see you there in April!

Key Information

Date: April 29-30, 2019
Location: Kish Island, Iran
Venue: Kish International Convention Center

» Conference website 
» Brochure [PDF | 1.7MB]


Health in Uncertain Situations
Global Health in a Transitional World
Sustainable Health Development
NCD & Mental Health
Planetary Health
Medical Education


Register now to secure your spot for the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019. Summit packages including accommodation and tours are also available.

Online registration > is open until March 22.

Welcome Message

“Greetings to all of you who advocate global health for a better life for humankind. On behalf of the entire family of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, I am honored to invite you to the World Health Summit Regional Meeting. We have made an attractive global agenda, focused on the complexities of our region. Let us keep united together for global health.”

Watch the full video message >

Ali Jafarian
World Health Summit International President 2019
Former TUMS Chancellor


“Iran has a unique health governance system. We would like to share with you our experiences and see how, united together, we can address the challenges of the whole of humanity. I’m looking forward, on behalf of the entire family of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and the public health community in Iran, to welcome you to Kish Island.”

Watch the full video message >

Amir Takian
World Health Summit Regional Meeting Secretary 2019

Host Institution

The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 - Kish Island will be hosted by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). The university is Iran’s top-ranked research university and is a national center of excellence for medical care. In 2018, TUMS had over 13,000 students (55% of whom are women) in various disciplines. TUMS has 11 schools, operates 16 teaching hospitals with over 4,000 beds, has 105 research centers and 44 libraries, and publishes 58 journals.

Save the Date: World Health Summit 2019 in Berlin

October 27-29, 2019

Registration for the World Health Summit 2019 will open in May. In the meantime, mark your calendar and see the growing list of confirmed speakers >. Don't miss out on the lively discussion when over 2,500 experts from 100 countries meet in Berlin to tackle the biggest challenges in global health. 

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AAHC 2019 Global Issues Forum

Strategic Partnerships: Advancing Healthcare through Innovative Solutions

2019 AAHC Global Issues Forum (GIF) will take place May 5-7, 2019 in Washington, DC. This year’s event will focus on ways academic health centers are partnering to enhance outcomes and impact, as well as plan for a more sustainable future. More information and registration >

Call for Applications – Master of Science in International Health

The Master of Science in International Health is a degree program at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. With both full-time and part-time enrollment options, the curriculum includes quantitative and qualitative health research methods, global health challenges, and principles of efficient health care. The focus is on low- and middle-income countries. Many graduates go on to work for national and international health institutes and organizations, ministries, NGOs, universities, or in development aid.

The 2019 application period is open until March 31. Learn more >

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