Berlin, November 2013

Results of the World Health Summit 2013

The fifth World Health Summit brought more than 1,000 participants from more than 80 countries to Berlin, collectively working on solutions for the most pressing issues facing medicine and health care systems worldwide.

In this newsletter we want to provide you with facts, figures, and results of the WHS 2013 and an Outlook to the next WHS Regional Meeting, held in São Paulo from April 6 – 8, 2014.


M8 Statement
World Health Summit 2013
(PDF, 0,4 MB)

The Statement was introduced during the keynote lecture on Tuesday, Oct 22.

Please click <media 5248 _blank external-link-new-window>here to download it</media>.

IAP / IAMP Statement
Antimicrobial Resistance:
A Call for Action
(PDF, 0,7 MB)

This topic was discussed in a workshop and symposium on Tuesday, Oct 22.

Please click here to download it.

IAMP Statement
Health Research Capacity Strengthening
(PDF, 0,7 MB)

This topic was discussed in a symposium on Monday, Oct 21.

Please click <media 5255 _blank external-link-new-window>here to download it</media>.

Facts and Figures

WHS Ceremony 2013

More than 1,000 international participants worked together from October 20 – 22 in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

Irrespective of sectorial origins, it was mutually agreed that only timely joint action can overcome obstacles towards improving health worldwide.

Please follow this link for a two-page wrap-up, providing you with all the <media 6163 _blank external-link-new-window>key numbers and links on the WHS 2013 >>></media>

Pictures and Videos

The World Health Summit 2013 brought a well of keynote lectures, workshops, and symposia, accompanied by satellite events, private meetings, and much more.

You can easily re-visit these through our multimedia-update, including the WHS Movie:

Video-recordings, covering all three days, are available in the <link press-media video _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>video-section >>>

Please follow this link to our <link press-media photo whs-sunday-20th weltsaal.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>picture gallery >>>

Daniel Bahr, Minister of Health, Germany, arriving at the WHS 2013


Our evaluation of participants and speakers resulted in some interesting insights, e.g. on their corresponding affiliations:

Please follow this link to find further <link about-whs participants.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>information regarding WHS participants >>>

Speaker Presentations

Most speakers, participating in the WHS 2013, kindly agreed to make their presentations available as downloads.

Please find individual zip-folders, containing presentations per day, in the <link login.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>WHS Community >>>

The WHS Community is available to fully registered WHS participants. This networking tool offers contact details and CV of speakers and attendants. Please follow the link to find details on <link news latest-news whs-community.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>login-data, terms of usage, etc. >>>

In the Media

Please find here a brief selection of media (in alphabetical order) that covered the World Health Summit 2013 with video, audio, or text features. Please click on the logos for <link press-media in-the-media clippings-2013.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>links to all mentioned articles >>>

Outlook to São Paulo

WHS Regional Meeting – Latin America, São Paulo

Date: April 6 – 8, 2014
Location: University of São Paulo Medical School – FMUSP

The WHS Regional Meeting – Latin America, to be held in São Paulo and organized by the University of São Paulo Medical School, will focus on Latin America´s health challenges. Ministers of Health from all over Latin America will be invited to share their firsthand experience of policy and health system reform.

Much like the annual meeting in Berlin and the inaugural WHS Regional Meeting – Asia, held in Singapore in April 2013, São Paulo will be a chance for NGOs, representatives of civil society and international aid organizations, playing major roles in public health and health care provision in Latin America, to meet and consult on the continent’s most pressing health issues.

The program will be organized along five tracks:

Jose Auler, presenting the "Outlook to São Paulo" at the WHS 2013

1. Healthy Life Expectancy
2. Urban Health / Health in Megacities
3. Increased Research Capacity to Incorporate Technologies
4. Management of Health Systems to Ensure Universal Coverage
5. Health Education

Please follow this link to find all information regarding the <link regional-meeting _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Regional Meeting Latin America >>>


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Media & Communication
Tobias Gerber, Daniela Levy
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Association & Conference Management
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