Due  to the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Summit took place as a fully digital, interactive conference with cost-free availability of the entire program. All 50 keynote sessions, panel discussions and workshops were broadcast live digitally.

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The COVID-19 pandemic shows how essential the improvement of global health is and how crucial the strengthening of international and interdisciplinary cooperation remains. 
A meeting like the World Health Summit, where leading international experts from science, politics, business, and civil society come together, couldn't be more important. We and our academic backbone, the M8 Alliance, are confident that only with collaboration and mutual assistance beyond borders this global health crisis can be tackled. 

Thank you for your participation in the World Health Summit 2020!

Media Report


Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Emmanuel Macron
President of the French Republic

Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General of the World Health Organization

World Health Summit Presidents

Charles Ibingira 
International President 2020
Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda

Detlev Ganten
Founding President,
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Central Topics

  • Pandemic Preparedness in the Age of COVID-19: Global Cooperation not Competition
  • Strengthening the Role of the European Union in Global Health
  • Climate Change and Global Health: Risks and Response
  • Partnership for the Goals: United Nations' 75th Anniversary
  • Accelerating the SDG3 Global Action Plan for Health and Well-being
  • Translational Research: Advancing Innovative Treatments
  • ​​​​​​​Digital Health & AI for Pandemic Preparedness

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