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World Health Summit World Health Summit 2017, October 15-17, Berlin, Germany

Newsletter March 2018

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra

  • Video Messages
  • Central Speakers
  • Program
  • Final Ticket Sale

World Health Summit 2018 - Germany, Berlin

  • Speaker Update
  • Central Topics

Community Bulletin

  • Charité BIH Entrepreneurship Summit
  • Recent Event: The AIDS Pandemic - Searching for a Global Response
  • Recent Event: Global Perspectives Salon

Video Messages

Luís Almeida Sampaio, Portuguese Ambassador to NATO, explains the importance of Global Health and the impact of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Coimbra.

Watch the whole video message >

Luís Almeida Sampaio, Portuguese Ambassador to NATO, Belgium - videostill

Renata Gomes, Head of Research and Innovation at Blind Veterans UK, introduces the topic of setting the basis for healthcare and innovation after armed conflict, to be discussed at the Regional Meeting.

Watch the whole video message >

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

Central Speakers and Ministers from Portuguese Speaking Countries

Several Portuguese speaking countries will send their Ministers to the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018:

  • Cape Verde: Arlindo Rosário
  • Guinea-Bissau: Carlitos Barai
  • Mozambique: Nazira Abdula
  • Portugal: Adalberto Campos Fernandes
  • São Tomé and Príncipe: Maria de Jesus Trovoada
  • Angola (tba)
  • Brazil (tba)
  • East Timor (tba)

Additional central speakers include:

Jan-Philipp Beck
CEO, EIT Health, Germany

Fernando de Almeida
President, National Health Institute Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal

Mónica Ferro
Director, Geneva Office United Nations Population Fund, Switzerland

Filipa Fixe
Executive Board Member, Glintt, Portugal

Paulo Freitas
CEO, Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr, Portugal

Maria Lima Mendonça
National Director of Health, Health Ministry, Cape Verde

Eusebio Macete
Director, Manhica Health Research Centre, Manhica Foundation, Mozambique

Henrique Martins
Chairman of the Board, Shared Services of the Ministry of Health, Portugal

Magda Robalo
Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster, WHO Regional Office for Africa

José Jesus Silva
Health Director, Portuguese Navy, Portugal

Leonardo Simão, High Representatitve for Africa, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, Mozambique

Leonardo Simão
High Representatitve for Africa, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, Mozambique

Marleen Temmerman, Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, East Africa

Marleen Temmerman
Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, East Africa

Here's a comprehensive list of confirmed speakers >


Program

The program will feature expert speakers from all health-related sectors in 24 keynotes, panel discussions and workshops. Four topics will structure the program:

  • Managing Infectious Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Governance for Health Equity in Low and Middle Income Countries
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Translating Innovation into Healthcare
  • Biomedical Education for a Changing World

Online program >

World Health Summit - program theme

Final Ticket Sale

Please hurry if you plan to attend the World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Coimbra, Portugal, but have not registered yet. The final tickets are now on sale.

Book your ticket today >

World Health Summit - Registration, theme picture

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:

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO Director General, Switzerland)
  • Seth Berkley (CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Switzerland)
  • Thomas B. Cueni (Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, Switzerland)
  • Katie Dain (CEO, NCD Alliance, UK)
  • 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)
  • Peter Sands (Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland)
  • 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 Topics

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.

Find out more about the World Health Summit program 2018 >


Community Bulletin

Charité BIH Entrepreneurship Summit, May 7 - 8, 2018, Berlin, Germany

Join over 400 experts in medical innovation to discuss global challenges and pioneering technologies in healthcare. You will get access to entrepreneurs, scientists and clinicians, policymakers, investors, and industry leaders.

As member of our network, you save up to 33% at registration using this promotional code: SUMMIT2018PARTNER.

Registration: www.charite-summit.de >

Charité BIH Entrepreneurship Summit 2018

Recent Event: The AIDS Pandemic - Searching for a Global Response

The newly published book "The AIDS Pandemic - Searching for a Global Response" by Michael H. Merson and Stephen Inrig recounts the global response to the AIDS pandemic from its inception to today.

On March 14, the panel discussed with the authors in how far the AIDS pandemic triggered the formation of Global Health as its own discipline and the closing of ranks between scientists, politicians, and the entire population in order to fight the spread of the HI virus.

The AIDS Pandemic - Searching for a Global Response, book presentation and discussion

The event was held at the Hertie School of Governance > in Berlin, Germany. Check this site for more public events and expert meetings > organized by the World Health Summit or the M8 Alliance.


Recent Event: Global Perspectives Salon

The Global Perspectives Initiative > supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to make the world a fairer and safer place by 2030.

As part of these efforts, it hosted a special Global Perspectives Salon in Berlin, Germany, addressing the question of how academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society can improve Global Health.

Global Perspectives Salon (c) S. Gabsch (c) S. Gabsch

As co-organizer, World Health Summit President Detlev Ganten introduced status quo and challenges to the audience. The Global Perspectives Initiative recapitulated the evening with this report >


Dates

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

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


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