Berlin, October 20th, 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 Speakers

Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health, Ghana, © Savannah News

Violet Otindo, Producer, Reporter, K24 Television / Chairlady, Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (MESHA), Kenya

Ruhal Haque, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh

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.


Strengthening National Governance of Research for Health in LMIC

The Social Responsibility of Academic Health Centres

Austerity Measures and Health Care: Fiscal Discipline vs. Investing in Health

Program Highlights

Panel Discussion and Partner Symposia

M8 Symposium on Oct. 23rd,

The symposium will focus on national research for health as a driver for development in low- and middle income countries. In general, the health research agenda is still dominated by donor countries and the global health initiatives. This situation has profound long-term effects on research and innovation capacity because socioeconomic transformation of many countries will not be achieved without increased investment in science, technology and innovation.

M8 Symposium on Oct. 23rd,

This session will focus on how academic health centres can integrate their basic activities of education, research, and patient care with improving the health of the populations they serve.  The program will discuss the restructuring of health professions education to meet changing societal needs, the linking of research to improved health outcomes, and the transformation of patient care based on well defined population needs and priorities.

Partner Symposium on Oct. 24th,

For its 2010 Health Minister Meeting, the OECD met with the health ministers to discuss "Health priorities when money is tight". Policy makers are now under tremendous pressure to achieve macro-economic stability and are looking at all public spending for potential savings and cuts. At the same time, applying short-term budget restrictions to healthcare spending could have a disastrous middle to long-term impact on population welfare and potential economic growth.


Main Sessions live online!

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


African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP)

Deep Dive „Lessons Learned from ACHAP: How Partnership Turned the Tide on HIV/AIDS in Botswana“on October 24th, 14.15-15.30.

In 2000, in response to one of the greatest health challenges of our time, in a country disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, the government of Botswana, The Merck Company Foundation/Merck and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation established the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP). ACHAP's mission is to support and enhance Botswana's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic through a comprehensive approach that includes HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, and impact mitigation.

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Satellite Meeting

Stakeholder Meeting on Strengthening Research Partnerships for Neglected Diseases of Poverty, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Meeting on October 21st-22nd, 2011 (by invitation only)

Partner Symposium “Strengthening Research Partnerships for Neglected Diseases of Poverty and Maternal Newborn and Child Health” about the final outcomes on October 23rd, 16.45-18.15  

The stakeholder meeting is a satellite meeting, which is designed to provide essential input to the World Health Summit 2011. The goal is to build awareness among politicians, senior policy-makers and health experts from the public and private sector on the necessity to invest more in health research on diseases of poverty.

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Book of Proceedings 2010

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