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

Newsletter June 2017

World Health Summit 2017

  • Final Call for Applications
  • Speaker Update
  • Program Highlights: Opening Ceremony & M8 Declaration
  • Visiting Berlin
  • Early Bird Tickets

Community Bulletin

  • Meet Our Service Partners
  • G20 Summit: G20 in Figures
  • iFeel Labs: Update on the Startup Track 2016 Winner

Final Call for Applications

Startup Track

Highlighting and showcasing outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve Global Health.

Application (deadline: June 30) >

New Voices in Global Health

New Voices in Global Health poster exhibition

Promoting the active participation of young scientists in the World Health Summit via a special poster presentation.

Application (deadline: June 30) >

Science Journalists Award

The "Next Generation of Science Journalists" Award is being granted for the fifth time. Its aim is to recognize young science journalists.

Application (deadline: July 16) >

Young Physician Leaders

Young Physician Leaders at WHS 2016

Top young professionals being trained in special leadership programs will also attend the World Health Summit.

Application (deadline: June 30) >


New Speaker Confirmations Include:

Peter Albiez, CEO, Pfizer Germany Peter Albiez, CEO, Pfizer Germany
Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate (2009) / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire Raymonde Goudou Coffie, Minister of Health, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Senegal
Christoph Franz, Chairman, Roche, Switzerland Christoph Franz, Chairman, Roche, Switzerland
Chikwe Ihekweazu, CEO, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria Chikwe Ihekweazu, CEO, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Nigeria
Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director for Europe, WHO Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director for Europe, WHO
Susanna Krueger, CEO, Save the Children Germany Susanna Krueger, CEO, Save the Children Germany

A comprehensive list of confirmed speakers is available online >


Program Highlights

Opening Ceremony

Oct. 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Plenary Hall - Rudolf Virchow

Hosts:

German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)
M8 Alliance

Chairs:

Hélène Boisjoly
World Health Summit International President

Detlev Ganten
World Health Summit President

Speakers:

Hermann Gröhe
Federal Minister of Health, Germany

Werner Baumann
CEO, Bayer AG, Germany

Christoph Franz
Chairman, Board of Directors, Roche Holding Ltd, Switzerland

Joanne Liu
International President, Médecins Sans Frontières, Switzerland

M8 Alliance Declaration

The M8 Alliance Declaration will be presented at the end of the keynote "Governing the Future with the Sustainable Development Goals".

Oct. 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Plenary Hall - Rudolf Virchow


Hosts:

M8 Alliance

Chairs:

Ilona Kickbusch
Director, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Global Health Center, Switzerland

Speakers:

Carissa Etienne
Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization (WHO)

H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré
President, Burkina Faso

Justin McCarthy
Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc., Global Policy and International Public Affairs, USA

Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

More details on the topics and speakers are available in our interactive program planner >


Visiting Berlin

Oberbaumbrücke Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien Oberbaumbrücke Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Berlin isn’t like any other city in the world. Trends are set here, which makes it the perfect location for the World Health Summit. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the German capital:

- Berlin has three UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- It’s the only city in the world with three active opera houses.
- It's the only European city to have more museums than rainy days.
- The city covers an area nearly nine times the size of Paris.
- Europe’s first set of traffic lights was installed in 1924 on Berlin's Potsdamer Platz.

For more facts and figures about this fantastic city, check out our partners visitBerlin >

Head here for all the details on the World Health Summit venue 2017 >


Early Bird Tickets

Badges, World Health Summit

Taking place from October 15–17, the 9th World Health Summit will draw leading international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to Berlin.

As the world’s foremost strategic forum for global health, the event promotes thought leadership in science and advances global health agendas.

Book your ticket now and save 33%. Special offers are available until July 31, 2017 >

WHS Community Bulletin


Meet Our Service Partners

Mobility Partner

Providing the World Health Summit carpool:

Concept Partner

Developing new ideas with the World Health Summit team:


Illuminating exclusive World Health Summit events:


G20 Summit: G20 in Figures

The G20 Summit in Hamburg on July 7/8 will include the world’s major economic players and its most important international institutions.

This special brochure provides you with extensive statistics and data on the G20 countries >

G20 in Figures (c) Federal Statistical Office of Germany

iFeel Labs: Update on the Startup Track 2016 Winner

The last six months were a great success for the winner of our Startup Track 2016. The initial results from their clinical trial with Apollo Hospital Group show:

  1. 32% improvement in asthma control
  2. 28% reduction in rescue medication intake
  3. Significant improvement in life quality for patients

Learn more about their innovative approach to asthma relief >


World Health Summit

Berlin, Germany
October 15-17, 2017


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