Satellite Events

After the 2017 Elections: Mapping Germany's Pathway to Global Health

Registration mandatory
November 30, 2017
Location: Axica, Pariser Platz 3, 10117 Berlin
Hosts: The Graduate Institute, End Polio Now, Rotary, World Health Summit
Language: German only

Germany is at the forefront of efforts to keep global health on the global political agenda. As an emerging hub for global health, federal leadership in Berlin continues to champion political engagement on a range of interconnected health issues, from health security to health system strengthening. Most recently, as host of the G20 Summit, Germany took the unprecedented step of holding a Health Minister’s meeting in May 2017.

This public event will explore Germany’s commitment to global health and its interlinkages with the expressed commitments by the German Federal Government towards polio eradication efforts.

Speakers will include:

  • Georg Kippels (MP Christian Democrats)
  • Kordula Schulz-Asche (MP Green Party)
  • Heiko Warnken (BMZ)
  • Eva Terberger (KfW)
  • Anna Holzscheiter (Free University Berlin)

Past Events

Berlins Rolle in Global Health

Impulse aus Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft

Registration mandatory
September 20, 2017
Location: Hörsaalruine, Campus Charité Mitte, Virchowweg 17, 10117 Berlin
Hosts: Berliner Wirtschaftsgespräche, Charité, Stiftung Charité, World Health Summit
Language: German only

Berlin ist einer der bedeutendsten Standorte für Lebenswissenschaften und Gesundheit in Europa, Deutschland selbst eines der wichtigsten Länder in der globalen Gesundheitspolitik. Es engagiert sich zunehmend für die Verbesserung der Gesundheit der Weltbevölkerung und hat zurecht die globale Gesundheit zu einer strategischen Priorität gemacht. Die Podiumsdiskussion wird sich der Beantwortung der Frage widmen, welche politischen und strukturellen Weichenstellungen notwendig sind, um Berlin im internationalen Wettbewerb als Zentrum für Global Health noch besser strategisch zu positionieren.


  • Peter Albiez
    Vorsitzender der Geschäftsführung, Pfizer Deutschland GmbH
  • Katri Bertram
    Head of Advocacy & Policy, Save the Children Deutschland
  • Dr. Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen
    Senator für Finanzen in Berlin
  • Dr. Bärbel-Maria Kurth
    Leiterin der Abteilung für Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsmonitoring, Robert-Koch-Institut
  • Astrid Lurati
    Direktorin des Klinikums und Mitglied des Vorstands, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin


  • Prof. Dr. Ilona Kickbusch
    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Genf

Molecular Biology of Aging – Sino-German Perspectives

Registration Mandatory
October 12-13, 2017
Location: Leopoldina, Reinhardtstraße 14, 10117 Berlin
Host: German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

In Europe as well as Asia, population aging has a tremendous societal impact. At the same time, life science research in advanced countries like China and in Europe has the potential to establish a solid understanding of cellular aging and, in the future, offer remedies for some of the flip sides of aging. Matching Chinese and German top-level academics in a discussion on aging research should generate new ideas and fuel new research.

Germany’s and Japan’s Role in Global Health

Invitation only - registration
October 12-13, 2017
Location: Japanese-German Center Berlin, Saargemünder Str. 2 14195 Berlin
Hosts: Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, Graduate Institute Geneva, Institute, National center for Global Health and Medicine, World Health Summit

This symposium will track the genesis, impact and trajectory of German and Japanese global health policies and commitments over the last 25 years, especially by looking at the political and economic determinants. The symposium would also look to compare the role and influence of the two countries in the global health arena. It will assess what role the two countries have played in setting a new global health agenda and in providing financing for major initiatives - and most importantly, why they made these choices.

Further information on the program

Hacking Global Health: Improving Urban Health in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Application is mandatory
October 15-17, 2017
Location: Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, 10243 Berlin - inside the World Health Summit venue
Host: KfW Development Bank

Small and multi-disciplinary teams will create and develop ideas on how to improve urban health in Africa, Asia and Latin America and present these to an audience of experts from all over the world. The winning team will receive a complementary one year membership in the German Healthcare Partnership (GHP) and the possibility to present their idea to the GHP network.

4th German-African Healthcare Symposium: Health Security

Open to all, Registration
October 18, 2017
Location: Ellington Hotel Berlin, Nürnberger Strasse 50-55, 10789 Berlin
Host: Afrika Verein, German Healthcare Partnership

This year’s German-African Healthcare Symposium will discuss the G20 healthcare topics and focus on health security. Together with high-level experts from Africa, Germany and Europe we want to discuss the results of the G20 Healthcare Conference, which took place in May 2017 and shed light on the discussion with an economic perspective. This event is in particular directed to medium sized enterprises.

Q Berlin Questions

October 19–20, 2017
Location: Schiller Theater Berlin, Bismarckstraße 110, 10625 Berlin

Berlin has a reputation for being a city of freedom, openness, diversity, and change. It is a place where some of the world’s biggest questions have been and will continue to be discussed and explored. Q Berlin Questions is the city’s first platform for global discourse. Q will shine light on the biggest areas of transformation of our time and discover how these are reflected in the city.

German-Arab Health Conference

Enabling Saudi Arabia’s Healthcare Transformation

Open to all, Registration mandatory
October 19, 2017
Location: Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Unter den Linden 77, 10117 Berlin

October 18, 2017
Reception and Dinner
Location: Waldorf Astoria, Hardenbergstraße 28, 10623 Berlin

Host: German Healthcare Partnership, Ghorfa, NMI
Sponsors: Siemens Healthineers

The purpose of the German-Arab Health Conference is to exchange ideas on the transformation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s health system through cooperation between a variety of actors from Saudi Arabia and Germany. Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is an ambitious set of targets that brings with it a variety of opportunities for Saudi Arabia’s health system and the healthcare industry. 

Flucht und Gesundheit: Theoretische Perspektiven im Kontext von Menschenrechten und sozialer Ungleichheit

Open to all, Registration
October 19, 2017
Location: Universität Bielefeld, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF), Methoden 1, 33615 Bielefeld
Host: Universität Bielefeld, NRW Fortschrittskolleg
Language: German only

Im Rahmen dieses Symposiums sollen theoretische Perspektiven auf das Themenfeld „Flucht und Gesundheit“ aus dem Blickwinkel unterschiedlicher wissenschaftlicher Perspektiven erörtert werden. Neben Menschenrechten, Menschenwürde und Gesundheit von Geflüchteten stehen soziale und gesundheitliche Ungleichheiten im Kontext von Flucht im Vordergrund.

Global health – Hot topics for the future

Open to all, registration
October 20, 2017
Location: Universität Bielefeld, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF), Methoden 1, 33615 Bielefeld
Host: Universität Bielefeld, NRW Fortschrittskolleg

Despite recent nationalistic political developments, themes of global health dominate the current and future public health agenda, e.g. climate change, financial crisis and global refugee migration. In this symposium renowned scholars from Germany and abroad will address hot topics that range from the global threat due to infectious diseases over population health effects of urbanisation to those of violence and the refugee crisis.

Further information on the program
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