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World Health Summit

Newsletter February 2018

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra

  • Welcome Messages
  • Speaker Update
  • Registration
  • Plan Your Stay

World Health Summit 2018 - Germany, Berlin

  • Speaker Update
  • Central Topics

Community Bulletin

  • Call for Applications: Young Physician Leaders - Portugal, Coimbra
  • In the News

Welcome Messages

"Challenge and the responsibility will define this first World Health Summit to take place in Portugal. The challenge for Coimbra is to make a significant contribution to the design of effective mechanisms for increasing the provision of high-quality health services to areas of the world where they’re inadequate or nonexistent. The responsibilities involve confirming Coimbra as a center of creation and disseminating knowledge regarding health."

Read the complete Welcome Message >

"The University of Coimbra and the Coimbra Hospital and University Centre are the hosts of this important meeting, which is taking place in Portugal for the first time. We are very committed to playing a major role in Global Health as members of the M8 Alliance, an extensive global network of leaders that promotes the development of innovative solutions and effective approaches to Global Health challenges in a changing world."

Read the complete Welcome Message >

João Gabriel Silva
Rector, University of Coimbra
Portugal

Fernando de Jesus Regateiro
President of the Board, Coimbra Hospital and University Centre
Portugal


Speaker Update

Ricardo Baptista-Leite, Member of Parliament, Head of Public Health National Parliament, Catolica University, Portugal

Ricardo Baptista Leite
Member of Parliament, Head of Public Health National Parliament, Portugal

Placido Cardoso
President, National Public Health Institute, Guinea-Bissau

Renata Gomes, Head of Research and Innovation, Blind Veterans UK, United Kingdom

Renata Gomes
Head of Research and Innovation, Blind Veterans, UK

Ilona Kickbusch
Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

Paula Santana
Full Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Francisco Songane
Founding Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Former Minister of Health, Mozambique

Richard Sullivan
Director, Centre for Study of Conflict & Health, King's College London, UK

Nísia Trindade Lima, President, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil

Nísia Trindade Lima
President, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil


Registration

Registration is now open for the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra.

Book your ticket today! Special offers are available until March 18, 2018 >

World Health Summit - Registration, theme picture

Plan Your Stay

It’s quick and easy to reach the venue of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018, the Convento de São Francisco in Coimbra. You can find details on directions, public transportation and accommodations here >

Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra, Portugal

World Health Summit 2018 - Germany, Berlin, October 14-16

Speaker Update

Every year, high-level representatives from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society gather in Berlin to work together on solutions to Global Health challenges.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Seth Berkley (CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Switzerland)
  • Diane Gashumba (Minister of Health, Rwanda)
  • Harald zur Hausen (Nobel Prize laureate, Physiology or Medicine, Germany)
  • Martin Hirsch (Director General, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, France)
  • Zsuzsanna Jakab (Regional Director for Europe, WHO, Denmark)
  • Susanna Krueger (CEO, Save the Children, Germany)
  • Stefan Oschmann (CEO, Merck, Germany)
  • Xavier Prats Monné (Director General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission, Belgium)
  • Toyin Saraki (Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria)
  • Lothar H. Wieler (President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany)

Here's a comprehensive list of confirmed speakers >


Central Topic

The central topics this year include: pandemic preparedness and health systems strengthening, the Sustainable Development Goals, the digital healthcare revolution, antimicrobial resistance, and access to essential medicines.


Community Bulletin

Call for Applications: Young Physician Leaders - Portugal, Coimbra

Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders. Still, many young professionals have to learn leadership skills practically by trial and error, as too few countries are actually providing the necessary training.

Within the framework of this initiative, IAP for Health > is seeking candidates to participate in a regional program to be held from April 17-19, 2018, during the World Health Summit Regional Meeting - Portugal, Coimbra.

Further information and application >


In the News

Science

"Germany steps up to the plate in global health" >

FT Health

"Health leadership" >

Vaccineswork

"Women’s lives in the balance: combatting cervical cancer in Tanzania" >


Dates

World Health Summit Regional Meeting
Portugal, Coimbra
April 19-20, 2018

World Health Summit
Berlin, Germany
October 14-16, 2018


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