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Newsletter 08/2022: Register Now for WHS 2022 in October

Dear friends, 

We are less than two months away from the World Health Summit 2022 and we all look forward to be welcoming many of you in Berlin. Co-hosted by the World Health Organization and WHO's Director-General Dr Tedros, WHS 2022 will bring together the brightest minds in global health from all sectors in all regions of the world, including numerous ministers and heads of state, renowned scientists, and high-level representatives from the private sector as well as civil society. Under the theme "Making the Choice for Health", over 300 speakers in around 60 sessions will discuss new strategies for global health and set the course for a healthier future. At the opening ceremony on Sunday, October 16 at 6PM CET, speakers will include German Chancellor Scholz, French President Macron and Senegal's President Sall. 

Preparations are in full swing and we are happy to be adding more and more renowned experts to the list of speakers. The program is updated daily with details on the sessions - take a look and mark your favorites. And: Register now for on-site participation.

We will continue to provide you with updates and all info on #WHS2022, just follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Stay healthy and safe - and see you at the World Health Summit 2022!

Axel R. Pries
World Health Summit


The World Health Summit and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly invite you to the world’s leading global health conference: The World Health Summit 2022 in Berlin and worldwide online with over 300 speakers and around 60 sessions.

For on-site participation register now

WHS 2022 Opening Ceremony

At the opening ceremony on Sunday, October 16 at 6PM CET, speakers will include German Chancellor Scholz, French President Macron, Senegal's President Sall, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and UNICEF-Director Catherine Russell.

More opening speakers

WHS 2022 Central Topics

- Investment for Health and Well-Being
- Climate Change and Planetary Health 
- Architecture for Pandemic Preparedness
- Digital Transformation for Health
- Food Systems for Health
- Health Systems Resilience and Equity
- Global Health for Peace

Strong Message by WHS 2022 Patron Olaf Scholz

Patrons of WHS 2022 are German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus - all of them attending WHS 2022 in person. In his welcome message, Olaf Scholz highlights the importance of this year's topics: "...the complex interdependency between climate change, food systems, digital transformation, peace and global health. And at the same time the WHS is providing the only right response to all these challenges: bringing experts from all over the world together to facilitate joint, internationally coordinated action."

Read the full welcome message 

WHS 2022 Speakers

More speakers


Join the first WHS together with WHO in person and click below to register.

If you need to apply for a visa to attend the World Health Summit 2022, please register as soon as possible to have sufficient time for the visa application process.

For on-site participation, we will follow all COVID-19 regulations by the state of Berlin that are in effect at the time of the event.

Digital participation is possible without prior registration. The Zoom links will be available during WHS 2022 on

Media at WHS 2022

The World Health Summit is fully open to the press and journalists can request accreditation for on-site participation starting in the beginning of September. Visit the WHS 2022 media center to apply and get all info, all press releases, and media coverage. 

General Info

Go to the World Health Summit website for all information and regular updates.
Visit the online program for the most up-to-date information on all speakers and sessions. 
Check the special WHS 2022 event page on the WHO website.
Read more about the background of the first World Health Summit organized jointly with WHO.


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