High Patrons 2022

The World Health Summit 2022 was held under the High Patronage of Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Credit: Federal Government/Thomas Köhler

"Forums such as the WHS are and remain indispensable. For they ensure that critical debate can take place which provides space for different perspectives and allows free academic exchange at the highest level, thereby laying the foundation for knowledge-based and rational policymaking."

Olaf Scholz
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

"We have no choice but learn from the current crisis and be better equipped for the next pandemic. This is our responsibility as leaders. In order to do better, we must understand better and rely on scientific work. That is what the WHS is all about!" 

Emmanuel Macron
President of the French Republic

"The summit comes at a time where public health issues are at the heart of the international agenda and while we are not yet done with the COVID-19 pandemic and other threats. As the theme invites us to do: it is about making the choice for health."

Macky Sall
President of Senegal and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) for 2022

"The world must heed the lessons of this pandemic. One of the most important of those is the power of hope: that with science, solidarity and a commitment to equity, we can avoid unnecessary deaths and illness, and create stronger, more equitable and resilient health systems and societies that are able to deal with the crises of the future."

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)