Berlin, November 2012

Bringing you these topics:

- Summary of the WHS 2012
- Pictures of Keynotes, Sessions and Workshops
- All Keynote Lectures as Video-Streams
- Speaker Presentations
- Exclusive Essay Publication
- Welcome Message: World Health Summit, Regional Meeting – Asia, Singapore 2013

Summary WHS 2012: Facts, Figures & Outlook

The World Health Summit proved again its status as the pre-eminent annual forum of the medical and scientific community.

‘Research for Health and Sustainable Development’ was the theme for 2012, articulating the urgent need of finding novel solutions for non-communicable diseases and conditions of global concern, like obesity, diabetes, and mental illness.

Read more on demands, attendants, and the Outlook to Asia for 2013 in the Summary, <media 3995 - external-link-new-window>available for download as PDF >>></media>

Pictures Available: Keynotes, Sessions and Workshops

Almost 300 speakers discussed, informed, and raised awareness in over 50 sessions at the World Health Summit 2012. Their efforts were met by much interest of participants and media representatives.

Visit the fourth issue of the World Health Summit again: the picture gallery provides impressions from all areas of the Summit – may it be keynote lecture, workshop, press conference, or informal conversation and networking.

Over 600 pictures are <link the-summit visuals photo-gallery internal link in current>available in the “Visuals” category >>>

All Keynote Lecture Available as Video-Streams

Philip D. Murphy (United States Ambassador to Germany)

The World Health Summit 2012 not only brought together high ranking representatives of all health-care sectors, but provided new insights from sweeping keynote lectures, too. All lectures have been recorded and are available as streams.

Revisit the talks of Daniel Bahr (Minister of Health, Germany), GAN Kim Yong (Minister of Health, Singapore) or John G.N. Seakgosing (Minister of Health, Botswana); follow the Nobel Prize Laureate Peter Agre and Gerd Binnig; or let Laurie Garrett (Council on Foreign Relations) and Judith Mackay (World Lung Foundation) convince you that the time to act is now.

Choose your keynote lecture in the <link the-summit visuals video-gallery external-link-new-window external link in new>"Video" section >>>

Speaker Presentations

More than 100 speakers, contributing to the World Health Summit 2012, agreed to make their presentations available after the Summit. Among them are Gerd Binnig (Nobel Prize Laureate), Zsuzsanna Jakab (WHO Regional Director), Severin Schwan (CEO, Roche group) and many more.

These presentations are accessible for everybody who partook in the Book of Participants of this year's Summit.

Please click on <link login.html external-link-new-window external link in new>"Login" on the right side of the navigation-bar on top of our homepage to enter the download-page, providing all available presentations as PDF.

Exclusive Essay Publication

Complementing the deliberations of the World Health Summit, the publication seeks to bring new insights to the ongoing policy debates occurring within all aspects of world health.

Key issues reflected in the Summit’s agenda and explored in the book include the importance of sustainable development and international cooperation in shaping the future of healthcare systems, and how well-funded research and development will assist in tackling both current and predicted challenges.

The publication is available online as PDF download >>>

World Health Summit, Regional Meeting – Asia, Singapore

Welcome Message

“Health is intrinsically linked to the well-being of societies, and maintaining a healthy Asia will be beneficial to all in the region and the world. Yet, today’s Asia faces challenges such as rapidly aging populations, climate change, increasing incidence of chronic non-communicable diseases and the recurring threat of global pandemics. Asia’s need for affordable and accessible health care also encompasses many challenges that coalesce around the question of financing.

Against this backdrop, an Asian meeting of the WHS in 2013 will be an excellent opportunity for reaching out to Health Ministers and senior government officials from the region as well as many global health care leaders who will be attending this landmark meeting, thereby allowing us to develop innovative solutions to Asia’s current and future health care problems.”

<link whsrma2013 welcome-message.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Read the entire Welcome Message of Prof. John Wong (WHS President 2013 / Vice Provost (Academic Medicine), National University of Singapore) >>>

Save the Date: World Health Summit 2013, October 20th - 23rd, Berlin


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