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

Newsletter April 2018

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World Health Summit 2018 - Germany, Berlin

  • Facts
  • Speakers
  • Topics
  • Early Bird Tickets

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra

  • Wrap-up
  • Pictures
  • Save the Date 2019

Community Bulletin

  • Joint Letter to WHO DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  • Anniversary: WHO turns 70
  • Session Report: Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity
  • Team Changes

World Health Summit 2018

Facts

  • 3 days – 45 sessions – 250 speakers
  • 2,000 participants from 100 countries
  • 10th anniversary
  • Back to back with the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting
  • Live-stream from all plenary sessions
  • Early Bird tickets available in May and June

Speakers include

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland
Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Thomas B. Cueni, Director General, IFPMA, Switzerland Thomas B. Cueni, Director General, IFPMA, Switzerland
Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda
Harald zur Hausen, Nobel Prize laureate, Physiology or Medicine, Germany (c) DKFZ Harald zur Hausen, Nobel Prize laureate, Physiology or Medicine, Germany (c) DKFZ
Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany
Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission, Belgium Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission, Belgium
Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria

Central Topics

The central topics this year include: Pandemic Preparedness and Health Systems Strengthening, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Ddigital Healthcare Revolution, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Access to Essential Medicines.

Find out more about the World Health Summit program 2018 >

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Early Bird Tickets

Tickets for the World Health Summit 2018 will be available beginning in mid-May. Special offers will be available until July 31.

Registration >

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World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - Portugal, Coimbra

Wrap-up

The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 > was a resounding success! Over 1,200 participants and 100 speakers from about 40 countries attended the event.

Over the course of two days and 28 sessions, participants enjoyed keynotes by the President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Portuguese Minister of Health Alberto Campos Fernandes, high ranking officials of many other Portuguese-speaking countries as well as health experts from all over the world and a video message of the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres.

Joint presidents of the event were João Gabriel Silva, Rector of the University of Coimbra, and Fernando Regateiro, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Coimbra University Hospitals.


Pictures

Thanks to the historic Convento São Francisco venue, the event was not just scientifically stimulating, but a feast for the eyes as well.

Pictures >


Save the Date

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 - Iran

April 29-30
Kish Island


Community Bulletin

Community Bulletin

Joint Letter to WHO DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg recently sent a letter to WHO DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calling for increased united action on Global Health, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda:

“Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, we are already two years into the period of implementation. Global health is benefiting from strong investments by many dedicated state and non-state actors. (…) However, more needs to be done to achieve our shared goals and we believe it is necessary that all relevant actors rally fully behind the SDG 3 and related targets. (… ) together with the heads of the other relevant organisations – the elaboration of such a plan to be presented by October 2018 at the 10th World Health Summit in Berlin…” 

Read the entire joint letter >


Anniversary: WHO turns 70

The World Health Organization marked its 70th anniversary on April 7 , 2018. Congratulations to our longstanding partners for seven decades of making the world a healthier place. Find out more about their anniversary >

 

Session Report: Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity

At the World Health Summit 2017, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the M8 Alliance and Sanofi organized a workshop on Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity. The minutes and outcomes are now available in this session report >

 

Team Changes

After six years, our Press & Public Relations Director Tobias Gerber is leaving the team. We’d like to thank him for all the excellent work, as well as for doing his part to make the World Health Summit the foremost strategic forum for Global Health in the world. His successor will be presented soon on our homepage >


Dates

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

Regional Meeting 2019
April 29-30
Kish Island, Iran


World Health Summit 2017 - Impressions
World Health Summit 2017 - Impressions
World Health Summit 2017 - Impressions
World Health Summit 2017 - Impressions

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