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Newsletter 03/2023: WHS Regional Meeting 2023, Washington DC

Dear friends,

We are really excited about the upcoming World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Washington DC. “Bridging the Science to Policy Gap for Global Health” is the theme for the event on April 13, which will highlight the essential role of evidence-based science for the development of global health policies. Many high-level speakers from around the world across disciplines will discuss pressing issues in global health in this framework. I particularly look forward to topics such as "Confronting the Burden of NCDs: A Universal Health Coverage Challenge" and "Sustainable Giving for Global Health: Strategic Pathways".

All the credit goes to World Health Summit International President 2023 Adnan Hyder from the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health and his team for making this event possible. Thanks also go to the M8 Alliance members, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI), for hosting this first Regional Meeting in the United States.

I invite you all to join the discussions – either in person in Washington DC or online. Digital participation is free but don't forget to register! Find all information on how to participate below.

Stay safe and healthy!

Axel R. Pries
World Health Summit


The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 on April 13 in Washington DC, USA is less than two weeks away but there is still time to register.


Registration is mandatory for on-site participation in Washington DC and digital participation - but digital participation is free of charge. Fill out the form to be part of the WHS Regional Meeting 2023.


The one-day event is packed with 13 exciting sessions on topics such as Global Health in a Political World, Climate Change, Pandemics & Social Determinants of Health, Sustainable Giving for Global Health: Strategic Pathways, and more. 

Visit the detailed program 

Speaker Update

The Regional Meeting will be welcoming many high-level speakers from across the globe. Find a selection in the graphic below or visit the Regional Meeting website to find a comprehensive list of all speakers in Washington DC.


We are proud and honored to announce the World Health Summit 2023 High Patrons: Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). 
Thank you for your continued support of the World Health Summit and global health. 

Check out our website to find out about the latest news on WHS 2023.

Read the WHS 2023 press info

See the World Health Summit 2023 At a Glance


Congratulations: 75 Years WHO

On April 7, known as World Health Day, our long-standing partner, the World Health Organization (WHO) will turn 75 years old. WHO was funded to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. In a year revolving around "75 years of improving health", WHO's impact and importance as well as the challenges will also be part of the World Health Summit 2023 program.

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UN 2023 Water Conference: Uniting for Water 

Water is central to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals as nearly all natural disasters are linked to water and a quarter of the planet lives without safely managed water services or clean drinking water. Access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene is the most basic human need for health and well-being and is one of many aspects the Water Action Agenda of the UN Water Conference addressed. 

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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: 7th Best Hospital Worldwide

For the fifth time in a row, Charité ranks among the top ten hospitals in the world in the annual Newsweek ranking. Congratulations to our parent company! 


Last Chance: Nominate Your Global Health Hero Today

The nomination phase for the Virchow Prize for Global Health is almost over - March 31 is the last day. Hurry up and submit your nomination. The prize honors laureates for their longstanding commitment towards improving health and well-being for all. The Virchow Prize is awarded annually in the framework of the World Health Summit.

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Who’s behind the World Health Summit? Let's introduce members of the Berlin office. Here is part one: 

Check out the next newsletter to meet more team members and visit our website to view all.


Regional Meeting 2023

Washington DC, USA & Digital

April 13, 2023


World Health Summit 2023 

Berlin & Digital

October 15-17, 2023

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