World Health Summit 2017

Science - Innovation - Policies

9th World Health Summit
October 15-17, 2017
Berlin, Germany

Welcome Message

"... The World Health Summit 2017 brings together stakeholders and decision-makers from all sectors, and from all over the world. Our combined forces can achieve change, and provide the firm spot from which to improve health worldwide. The World Health Summit Regional Meeting held last May in the Canadian city of Montreal demonstrated what can be achieved if we unite the brightest minds in health. The World Health Summit in Berlin will carry this momentum forward to contribute to an agenda by which health can be improved globally. ..."

(Please find here the entire Welcome Message of the World Health Summit Presidents)

Hélène Boisjoly
World Health Summit President 2017
University of Montreal
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Detlev Ganten
World Health Summit President 2017
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
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Central topics

  • Health Policy in the G7/G20: The Future of Global Health Governance
  • Global Health Security: Policy Responses to Planetary Challenges
  • Healthy and Resilient Cities: Rethinking Urban Transformation
  • Vaccine Research and Development: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Strengthening Innovation and Health Systems in Africa
  • Big Data for Health Governance: Benefits, Frameworks & Ethics

Held once a year, the WHS has grown into the world’s most prominent forum for addressing global health issues. It brings together key leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector to address the most pressing health-related challenges on the planet. Vision and Goals

The WHS enjoys the patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and the President of the European Commission. Presidents of the World Health Summit 2017 are Hélène Boisjoly (Canada) and WHS Founding President Detlev Ganten (Germany)

Since 2016, participating in the World Health Summit is being certified with 6 points per day by the Berlin Chamber of Physicians