The World Health Summit 2022, organized jointly with the World Health Organization (WHO) for the first time, is considered the world's leading meeting on global health. Held under the patronage of German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHS 2022 aimed to stimulate innovative solutions to health challenges, foster global health as a key political issue and promote a global health conversation in the spirit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
WHS and WHO are both dedicated to the well-being of all people. To give everyone everywhere the chance to live a healthy life is a global effort, and the key to achieve better health for all lies in collaboration and open dialogue, guided by science. This is what WHS 2022 stands for.
At the World Health Summit 2022, the polio pledging moment was held to secure funding for the GPEI's 2022-2026 Strategy to end polio. Global leaders confirmed USD 2.6 billion funding towards the goal.
At the World Health Summit 2022, "Health: A Political Choice – Investing in Health for All" was launched. This official publication of the Global Governance Project produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) features several high-level contributions calling for sustainable and sufficient financing of health in all policies.
At the World Health Summit 2022 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research announced an additional funding to support the work of the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP).
At the World Health Summit 2022, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced additional funding for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
At the World Health Summit 2022, Henrietta Lacks’ family was appointed World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassadors for Cervical Cancer Elimination. The appointment recognizes their efforts to champion cervical cancer prevention and to preserve the memory of Henrietta Lacks, who died from cervical cancer in 1951.