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World Health Summit World Health Summit 2019, October 27-29, Berlin, Germany

Newsletter June 2019


Check out the latest speaker additions and program updates, and join in on fruitful discussion towards a single purpose: improving health worldwide.

Date: October 27-29
Location: Berlin, Germany
Venue: Kosmos | Karl-Marx-Allee 131a

Follow Our Program Updates

See new program details and stay up to date using our program calendar. The 2019 program is filling up fast, with three days packed with over 50 sessions. Tackling global health from every angle, topics cover issues from policy to medical research, healthcare systems to climate change, and more.

» Program
» Confirmed Speakers


Speakers include:

Jens Spahn
Federal Minister of Health, Germany

Jane Ruth Aceng

Jane Ruth Aceng
Minister of Health, Uganda

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu
Minister of Health, Ghana

Ulana Suprun
Acting Minister of Health, Ukraine

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Tedros Adhanom 

Director-General, World Health Organization

Michelle Bachelet
High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

Lothar H. Wieler
President, Robert Koch Institute

Pavan Sukhdev
President, WWF International

Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti
Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization

Michael Makanga

Michael Makanga
Executive Director, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

Eckart von Hirschhausen

Eckart von Hirschhausen
Physician, Comedian, and Talk Show Host

Thomas B. Cueni

Thomas Cueni
Director-General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Don't Miss out on Early-Bird Tickets

Hurry—early-bird rates expire July 31. Register now to hear from high-level speakers and join thousands of global health actors from around the world. 


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M8 Alliance News

M8 Alliance Statement from the Regional Meeting 2019

Kish Island, Iran

The M8 Alliance Statement issued in conjunction with the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019, hosted by Tehran University of Medical Sciences, is now available. As the academic backbone of the World Health Summit and its Regional Meetings, the M8 Alliance works to improve health everywhere through collaboration, academic freedom, and open dialogue.

» Read the Statement
» Watch the Regional Meeting Video

Highlights: M8 Alliance Expert Meeting on Migrant and Refugee Health

Sapienza University of Rome | June 6-7, 2019

At the 3rd M8 Alliance Expert meeting on Migrant and Refugee Health, international experts from leading universities and academic health centers in several countries — including Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, UK, and the United States — gathered to discuss migrant and refugee mental health, health in difficult situations, and public health issues related to migration. Presentations and discussions concerned the situation in different continents with special attention to Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Venezuela. Migrant health has been on the agenda of the World Health Summit since 2015 and continues to be of great importance for the M8 Alliance, which works year-round to generate solutions to present and future challenges. 

Community Bulletin

Robert Koch Institute Berlin Seeks Head of Department

The Robert Koch Institute, Germany's national public health institute, is seeking a Head of Department for their newly established Center for International Health Protection. Applications will be accepted through July 11.

» More Information

Registration Is Open for the European Students' Conference

Berlin, Germany | September 25-28

This year's topic: Future Aging – Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Medicine. Among Europe's most established student biomedical conferences, the ESC's mission is to promote exchange among students, scientists, and researchers worldwide. Registration is now open. 

» Information and Registration

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