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Newsletter 06/2022: WHS 2022 Registration Open, Program News, Regional Meeting Wrap-Up

Dear friends, 

Let me start with a big Thank-you to our friends from M8 Alliance member Sapienza University for successfully hosting this year's Regional Meeting in Rome. This meeting provided ample space for discussions on important issues such as vaccine development, sustainable financing and governance of health systems, and many more. The final statement, the M8 Alliance Declaration, summarizes the central recommendations for action. Above all, the Regional Meeting 2022 conveyed an understanding that we need to use the COVID-19 health crisis for learning and finding of new solutions. The attention that has been shifted towards global health cannot go unused. 

That is why the World Health Summit 2022 – the first World Health Summit organized together with WHO - is of tremendous importance to bring about change for health for all. I am pleased that German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, one of the high patrons of the World Health Summit, will be delivering a speech at the opening ceremony. Germany and the G7 nations just declared "Healthy Lives" a top priority and emphasized the need to improve "Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response" as well as "Global Health Architecture" at the G7 Summit in Elmau. 

I hope many of you will join us for WHS 2022. Register now  - we look very much forward to seeing you in Berlin, October 16-18.

Stay healthy and safe!

Axel R. Pries
World Health Summit


#WHS2022 Registration Now Open

Join WHS 2022, the foremost global health forum organized together with WHO in person and meet all relevant global health leaders and stakeholders from all sectors and all regions of the world.

#WHS2022 Speakers

With more than 400 speakers, WHS 2022 aims to set the course for a healthier future. One of the high patrons, German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, will give a speech at the opening ceremony on October 16. 

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#WHS 2022 Program Now Online

WHS 2022 will focus on "Making the Choice for Health" by reflecting on the most pressing topics.

The online program provides always up-to-date und comprehensive information on each individual session: Hosts, chairs, speakers, and detailed topic descriptions.

#WHS2022 in Two Minutes

Watch the WHS 2022 teaser (just click on the image).

Go to the World Health Summit website for all information and regular updates.
Check the special WHS 2022 event page on the WHO website.
Read the latest WHS press release and WHO's media advisory (June 27).
Read more about the background of the first World Health Summit organized jointly with WHO.


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Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, M8 Alliance member since 2015, hosted a very successful Regional Meeting 2022 (June 15-17) with a fantastic program. More than 100 speakers debated the improvement of global health and the development of scientific solutions to health challenges in 25 sessions. Thank you to Regional Meeting 2022 Presidents Prof. Eugenio Gaudio and Prof. Luciano Saso as well as Prof. Daniela De Biase and the whole Rome-team!

M8 Alliance Declaration: "The pandemic has also shown how we are interconnected as a global community..."

The Regional Meeting ended with demands for global health improvement, the M8 Alliance Declaration: clear science-driven recommendations for future goals and actions, for each of the meeting's central topics, such as vaccine development and policies, healthcare systems, metabolic syndrome and chronic diseases, new technologies and personalized therapies, and new frontiers in healthcare promotion.

Read the M8 Alliance Declaration

Session Recordings

Session recordings are available upon free registration on the own Regional Meeting 2022 website (there you will also find all info on the meeting).

In the Media

Read some selected articles on the Regional Meeting 2022.


M8 Alliance Delegation in Rome, June 2022


The next World Health Summit Regional Meeting in 2023 will be hosted by M8 Alliance member Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) in Washington, DC, USA. CUGH is a network of over 170 academic institutions and organizations around the world addressing global health challenges. CUGH, established in 2008, supports academic institutions and partners to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy.

We look forward to the next Regional Meeting in Washington, DC in 2023!


Our close partner, the Virchow Foundation for Global Health invites you to attend the inaugural award ceremony of the Virchow Prize for Global Health on Saturday, October 15, the evening preceding the World Health Summit 2022, under the High Patronage of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany. Endowed with €500,000, this international award honors outstanding achievements in addressing the global health challenges we face today. World Health Summit participants are welcomed to attend the first Virchow Prize for Global Health award ceremony by registering via the WHS 2022 website.

Register here


Never before did a G7 summit have to deal with so many crises at once: War, hunger, climate, COVID-19 - with the war against Ukraine being the all-dominating topic. The three-day summit, hosted by this year's German presidency, ended with key results on support for Ukraine, the establishment of a climate club, a global alliance on food security, ensuring secure energy supply, and enhancing global health. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz - also High Patron of WHS 2022 - stressed that the world's seven leading economies stand together in unity and determination. The 28-page closing statement, the G7 Leaders' Communiqué, focuses on six central issues including: A sustainable planet, healthy lives (incl. pandemic prevention, preparedness and response as well as global health architecture), investment in a better future.

"Investing in a better future: Climate, Energy, Health": WHO Director-General's remarks at G7 Leaders Summit


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