December 2015

Bringing you updates on these topics:

- WHS 2015 Wrap-up & M8 Statement
- WHS Movie
- Video Recordings & Picture Gallery
- Speaker Presentations
- Press Clippings
- Save the Dates

WHS 2015 Wrap-up & M8 Statement

More than 1,500 participants from more than 90 countries attended the seventh World Health Summit from October 11-13 at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

Among them were about 260 international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society, holding active discussions in six keynotes, four panel discussions and 27 workshops on key topics such as refugee health, antimicrobial resistance, big data, and the effects of climate change on health (in preparation for the December UN Climate Change Conference in Paris).

At the closing ceremony, WHS Presidents Detlev Ganten (Berlin) and Shunichi Fukuhara (Kyoto) released the M8 Alliance Statement 2015, calling on global leaders to take bold action on five topics central to global health.

The M8 Statement is available online >>>

A special brochure was designed, offering a comprehensive wrap-up of the World Health Summit 2015 and a compact outlook to next year's event.

You will find it available for download in our "Publications"-section >>>

WHS Movie

The World Health Summit was a sound success for speakers and participants. Our film crew caught the special atmosphere in a 7-minute movie, featuring central speakers and topics.

Enjoy this entertaining look back:

WHS 2015 Movie >>>


"The World Health Summit is an excellent venue for expert discussion on the health topics that move us worldwide. We can expect it to deliver valuable input."
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

"Your involvement and your declarations at this World Health Summit will play an important role in informing the international community."
François Hollande, President of the French Republic

"I am convinced the World Health Summit will add valuable impetus and wish all participants interesting and enlightening days."

Hermann Gröhe, Federal Minister of Health, Germany

Video Recordings & Picture Gallery

Video Recordings

In case you missed the keynote lectures of Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe, or WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, we recorded and uploaded all WHS 2015 sessions held at the "Weltsaal". Please find the recordings here:

WHS 2015 Session Videos >>>

Picture Gallery

Six keynotes, four panel discussions, 27 workshops, the WHS Startup Track, and a graphic recording artist - our picture gallery offers a substantive look back to all moments of the WHS 2015. On request, all pictures are available in print quality as well.

Picture Gallery >>>

Speaker Presentations

Many WHS 2015 speakers kindly agreed to make their presentations available as downloads.

The data is available to all registered participants of the WHS Community >>>

(Please use the personalized login-data you've been sent during the registration process to access the WHS Community.)


“This congress is a perfect platform to have an exchange of views between science people, researchers, policy makers, and people from all over the world.”
Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society

"The WHS is exactly the right place to help create the kind of collaboration that we need to tackle some of the large and longstanding problems in global health."
Freda C. Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Pfizer

"This is the third time I've been to the World Health Summit and I am absolutely thrilled that year on year it seems to have got busier, stronger and more influential."
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Press Clippings

In 2015, about 500 reports – spanning print, online, TV, and radio – were generated on the World Health Summit, published in e.g.:
(in alphabetical order)

Save the Dates

WHS Geneva Meeting

Date: April 19-21, 2016
Theme: “Global Health: Sustainable and Affordable Innovation in Healthcare”
Venue: Geneva International Conference Centre (CICG), Switzerland

Since its first edition in 2006, the Geneva Health Forum (GHF) has become a space for dialogue and exchange between practitioners, university hospitals, the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations.

In 2016, several sessions of the GHF will be designed in collaboration with the World Health Summit and the M8 Alliance. Faithful to the GHF spirit, the WHS Geneva Meeting will offer the opportunity to have an open and constructive debate on innovation in healthcare.

Further information on the WHS Geneva Meeting >>>

World Health Summit 2016

Date: October 9-11, 2016
City: Berlin

The World Health Summit (WHS) brings together stakeholders and decision makers from every field in the healthcare spectrum, providing the perfect forum for exchange with experts from academia, industry, politics and civil society.

It is the world’s foremost strategic forum for global health, and promotes thought leadership in the scientific and global health agenda.

We look forward to seeing you at the 8th World Health Summit!

Further information on the World Health Summit >>>


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Media & Communication
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