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

Newsletter July 2018

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World Health Summit 2018 - Germany, Berlin

    • Final Offer: Reduced Tickets
    • Startup Track: Finalists
    • Speaker Update

    Community Bulletin

      • M8 Alliance Expert Meeting on Natural Disasters and Health Problems

      Final Offer: Reduced Tickets

      The World Health Summit takes place from October 14-16, 2018 in Berlin and will draw international experts from academia, politics, the private sector and civil society. It is the world’s foremost strategic forum for global health promoting thought leadership in science and seeking to advance global health agendas.

      Early bird rates are available until July 31, 2018 »


      World Health Summit Startup Track 2018, Logo

      10 finalists chosen out of 60 applications from 19 countries

      On Monday, October 15, ten startups, chosen out of 60 applications from 19 countries, will have three minutes each to showcase their ideas and business concepts in front of the conference audience and jury. The presentations will take place from 12:45-13:45 and the winner will be presented in an award ceremony at the World Health Summit Night that evening.

      The 10 finalists are:

      • Eyeluminati (India)
      • Wulira App (Uganda)
      • Magnosco GmbH (Germany)
      • DX-Labtrack (Germany)
      • SpotSense (India)
      • Pay It Forward (USA)
      • neuraltrain GmbH (Germany)
      • Goreha GmbH (Germany)
      • Strand Therapeutics Inc. (USA)
      • ImmunifyMe (Sri Lanka)

      Speaker Update

      Jens Spahn, Minister of Health, Germany (© Bundesministerium für Gesundheit) Jens Spahn, Minister of Health, Germany
      Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany
      Bill Gates Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
      Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda
      Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
      Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland
      Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda
      Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
      Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany Stefan Oschmann, CEO, Merck, Germany
      Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria Toyin Saraki, Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria
      Stefan Oelrich, Senior Vice President, Sanofi, Germany Stefan Oelrich, Senior Vice President, Sanofi, Germany
      Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland
      Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize laureate / President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
      Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, UK
      Jayasree Iyer, Executive Director, Access to Medicines Foundation, NL
      Caroline Roan, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Pfizer Inc, President, Pfizer Foundation, USA

      Community Bulletin

      Expert Meeting on Natural Disasters and Health Problems

      On June 29, 2018, more than 40 experts convened for the M8 Alliance Natural Disasters and Health Problems Expert Meeting at Istanbul University. The experts discussed the principles of disaster response and expressed their concerns that many countries around the globe seem to be insufficiently prepared to cope with disasters.

      Oral Öncül, Vice Dean of the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and Chair of the meeting said: “Natural disasters are unforeseen incidents, and preparedness – being organized for any possible disaster – is crucial. Natural disasters can create irreversible damage and can pose serious threats to human life and public health. Our aim should be to help save lives, and rehabilitate the survivors after disasters. Logistics and the collaboration of health professionals with national and international NGOs is important. There are lessons to be learned from disasters for each country. The gathering of experts from different countries allowed to discuss the problems of individuals worldwide, and gave the chance of establishing a common understanding and a global approach to the problems.”

      Program and further information about the meeting >

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