Berlin, October 15th, 2011


WorldHealth Summit 2011

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

Last Minute Registration online or onsite at the registration desk!

Speaker Update

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Hermann Requardt, Sector CEO Healthcare, Siemens, Germany

Robin Bell, Deputy Director, Women's Health Group, Monash University, Australia

Michael J. Klag, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

World Health Summit 2011 - Program

Final Program available online!

Click here to download the booklet. Or access the online program and set your individual summit schedule online with the Session Planer.

Program Highlights

Panel Discussion and Partner Symposia

Transitioning Healthcare Systems

Evidence to Policy Linkages - Today's Evidence-Tomorrow's Agenda

Access to Advances in Biotheapies: Scientific, Economic and Social Issues

Partner Symposium on Oct. 24th, 14.00-15.30

The transition of healthcare systems and the multi-partnering approach are intensely debated. The multi-partnering approach offers a possible solution to the challenges faced by healthcare systems across the globe. Low birth rates, combined with longer life expectancy contribute to aging societies that place greater demands on healthcare systems.

Panel Discussion Session on Oct. 26th, 10.15-11.45

In an ideal world, scientific evidences should be routinely used and translated into more effective and equitable political and government action to improve public health. This is especially important for developing countries which have to struggle with limited resources and competing priorities. In reality, however, strengthening the link between evidence and policy is often a difficult challenge and many barriers need to be overcome.

Partner Symposium on    
Oct. 26th, 10.15-11.45

This joint DKFZ-Inserm session aims at addressing the question how scientific progress and access to new therapies can be efficiently linked. Unfortunately, the transfer of promising results from the laboratory into innovative therapies, diagnostic tools or preventive measures still takes too long. 


Main Sessions live online!

World Health Summit Live Streams can be watched online in section "Press & Media".


Access to Reproductive Health Supplies – Challenges, Barriers and Opportunities in Developing Countries

Partner Symposium on Oct. 23rd, 16.45-18.15

Availability of reproductive health (RH) supplies plays a critical role in achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health services and information, which is fundamental to improving health and effectively fighting poverty. However, in the developing world, the availability and accessibility of RH supplies, such as contraceptives and condoms, as well as tools for safe delivery and medicines for prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS, do not meet current demands. Despite an increased demand for these RH supplies, donor support is declining or stagnating in many countries and many national governments have not prioritized RH in their strategies yet.

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“Our Positive Bodies – An Exhibition of Body Maps from Africa, Asia and Europe”

The Body Maps and stories can be experienced in the foyers of the 4th and 5th floor of the conference venue.

“We paint the virus and we paint our ways of staying healthy, of keeping hope alive. We paint what gives meaning to our lives. We tell our stories. When you look at our paintings, we want you to listen with your eyes. And understand with your heart"  
The Body Map Artists

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Book of Proceedings 2010

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Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Charitéplatz 110117 Berlin,
Tel.: +49 30 450 572 117
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We are looking forward to seeing you at the World Health Summit 2011 next week in Berlin!

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