World Health Summit 2015

Federal Foreign Office
Unterwasserstraße 10
10117 Berlin, Germany

October 2015

Bringing you updates on these topics:

- Program: Focus on Refugee Health
- Program: Further Highlights
- Central Dates and Events
- Online Program Planner
- International Speakers and Participants

Program: Focus on Refugee Health

The current migration wave to Western Europe is unmatched in the history of the continent. It is unprecedented, extremely diverse and mostly unregulated. Multiple forces are driving this development – among them civil wars, political instability and environmental degradation due to extreme weather events and climate change in countries of origin.

To adapt health policy strategies that take into account the social transformation processes in the affected regions, new concepts need to be developed. Several World Health Summit workshops will address this pivotal topic:

(Graphic (c) by International Organization for Migration)

Humanitarian Health Assistance Versus Health System Support

Oct. 11, 10:30-12:00


- Margaret Bourdeaux
  (Brigham and Women's
  Hospital Boston, USA)
- Christian Haggenmiller
  (, Germany)

Migration and Refugee Health - Maintaining Healthcare

Oct. 11, 13:00-14:30


- Zulfikar G. Abbany
  (Deutsche Welle, Germany)
- Alexander Krämer
  (Bielefeld University, Germany)
- Charles Yankah
  (African Cultural Institute e. V.,

Flight, Migration and Mental Health

Oct. 13, 14:00-15:30


- Mazda Adli
  (Charité - Universitätsmedizin
  Berlin, Germany)
- Sir Robin Murray
  (King's College London, UK)


- Fatime Arenliu Qosaj
  (Ministry of Health, Kosovo)
- Nezar Ismet Taib
  (Directorate General of Health
  in Duhok Governorate, Iraq)
- Christian Janke
  (Munich Centre for Global Health
  Security, Germany)
- Florian Westphal
  (Médecins Sans Frontières,


- Philipa Mladovsky
  (London School of Economics
  and Political Sciences, UK)
- Christian Haggenmiller
  (, Germany)
- Samuel Loewenberg
  (Pulitzer Center on Crisis
  Reporting, USA)
- Roumyana Petrova-Benedict
  (International Organization for
  Migration, Belgium)


- Andreas Heinz
  (Charité - Universitätsmedizin
  Berlin, Germany)
- Kenneth Miller
  (War Child Holland, Netherlands)
- Sir Robin Murray
  (King's College London, UK)
- Jacqueline Weekers
  (International Organization for
  Migration, Switzerland)
- Ute Weiland
  (Alfred Herrhausen Society,

Program: Further Highlights

Digital Health

Oct. 12, 13:00-14:30

Digital health is helping to reduce inefficiencies in healthcare delivery, while at the same time streamlining access, reducing costs, improving quality, and making medicine more personalized and precise. It enables us to track, manage, and improve our health.

Value-Based Healthcare

Panel Discussion
Oct. 12, 14:00-15:30

In healthcare, the days of business as usual are over. Around the world, every healthcare system is struggling with rising costs and uneven quality despite the hard work of well-intentioned, well-trained clinicians. At its core is maximizing value for patients: that is, achieving the best outcomes at the lowest cost.


- Otmar D. Wiestler
  (Helmholtz Association of German
  Research Centres e. V., Germany)


- Stefan Larsson
  (The Boston Consulting Group, Sweden)


- H.E. Saïd Aïdi
  (Minister of Health, Tunisia)
- Klaus Lindpaintner
  (Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., USA)
- Luka Mucic
  (SAP SE, Germany)
- Günther H. Oettinger
  (European Commissioner for Digital
  Economy & Society, Belgium)
- Thomas Südhof
  (Nobel Prize laureate, Germany / USA)
- Friedrich von Bohlen und Halbach
  (dievini Hopp BioTech holding, Germany)


- Mark Dybul
  (The Global Fund, USA)
- Hartwig Huland
  (Martini-Klinik at UKE GmbH, Germany)
- Joseph Jimenez
  (Novartis International AG, Switzerland)
- Jonas Oldgren
  (Uppsala University, Sweden)
- Melvin Samsom
  (Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden)
- Christina Rångemark Åkerman
  (International Consortium for
  Health Outcomes Measurement, USA)

Please follow this link for a comprehensive program overview >>>

Central Dates and Events

Don't miss these central WHS dates:

- Sunday, Oct. 11: Ceremonial Opening, 17:00 in
  the Weltsaal.
- Monday, Oct. 12: Startup Pitches, 13:00 in the
  Europasaal; WHS Night, 19:00 at Allianz Forum.
- Tuesday, Oct. 13: Global Health Security,
  M8 Alliance, Statement & Closing Ceremony,
  17:00 in the Weltsaal.

For detailed information on all WHS sessions and events: Program Planner >>>

Online Program Planner

Specifics on all keynotes, panel discussions and workshops; pictures and CVs of the speakers; outlines of the speakers' contributions - our Online Program Planner brings you all information you need to plan your WHS 2015 participation.

Of course you can import single sessions into your digital calendar, print details, and email the content to friends and colleagues.

Find out all everything about the WHS 2015 program in our Program Planner >>>

International Speakers and Participants

Less than a week to go until World Health Summit 2015 and already participants from 82 countries registered. They will be able to choose from a plethora of almost 40 sessions and about 250 speakers from almost 40 countries, representing the expertise of academia, politics, private sector, and civil society.

Among the speakers will be Ministers, CEOs, Nobel Prize laureates, entrepreneurs, students, and many more, setting the agenda for global health together.

Don't miss your opportunity to partake in one of the most important strategic meetings for Global Health!


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World Health Summit

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