Berlin, July 12th, 2011


Conference Dates

World Health Summit | October 23rd-26th, 2011 | Berlin, Germany

Speaker Update

New Keynote Speakers confirmed!

Sheikh Hasina
Hon'ble Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Dirk Niebel
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Michel Sidibé
UNAIDS Executive Director 

See the list of all confirmed speakers here.


Online Registration open!

The World Health Summit provides registration and grants as well assistance with your travel arrangements.
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Session Planner

Preliminary Program available

You can find more information on the preliminary program in our Session Planner.


Climate Change and Health at the World Health Summit Co-hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office

Guido Westerwelle
Federal Foreign Minister of Germany

“Climate protection is the common challenge for politics, economic development, science as well as society at large in the age of globalization. Climate change has a far reaching impact on the economic and social development of whole continents and the entire community of nations. Foreign-policy climate issues are at the core of our foreign policy, which aims at ensuring peace and security.”

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, 25th September 2010 in New York.

Session Highlights 2011

Symposium and Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Health

Panel Discussion on Monday, October 24th, 2011: “Ensuring Public Health in Times of Climate Change” hosted by by the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Academy of Science Leopoldina

“Every century has its own public health challenges, climate change is our century’s challengeDr. Margaret Chan, Director General WHO

Germany and South Africa hosted a conference to prepare for the UN climate summit in Durban/South Africa at the end of this year. Ministers and high-rank oficials from 35 countries gathered from July 2-4 in Berlin invited by the German Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen and the South African Minister of International Relations Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Chancellor Angela Merkel held the key note speech at the conference.

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Joachim Schellnhuber - Director at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Germany

Joachim Schellnhuber

Prof. Schellnhuber, a physicist and mathematician by training, is one of the most recognized scientists in the field of climate impact research. He has a strong track record in both academia and public policy advice on environment & development and strategic science matters. Professor Schellnhuber has been serving in numerous national and international panels. He currently chairs the German Advisory Council on Global Change and was the Chief Government Advisor on Climate & Related Issues for the German G8-EU twin presidency and Member of the High-Level Expert Group on Energy & Climate Change advising J.M. Barroso, President of the European Commission, in 2007.

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Summit Secretariat

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 450 572 117

Organizing Office

c/o K.I.T Group GmbH
Association & Conference Management Group
Kurfürstendamm 71, 10709 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 246 03 240

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