World Health Summit 2018 10th anniversary – University of Copenhagen

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World Health Summit 2018 10th anniversary

For its 10th anniversary, the World Health Summit will again gather more than 2000 international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to work together on solutions to Global Health challenges.

Please find this year's programme here

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (WHO Director General, Switzerland)
  • Seth Berkley (CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Switzerland)
  • Thomas B. Cueni (Director General, IFPMA, Switzerland)
  • Diane Gashumba (Minister of Health, Rwanda)
  • Martin Hirsch (Director General, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, France)
  • Zsuzsanna Jakab (Regional Director for Europe, WHO, Denmark)
  • Susanna Krueger (CEO, Save the Children, Germany) - Stefan Oschmann (CEO, Merck, Germany)
  • Xavier Prats Monné (Director General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission, Belgium) - Peter Sands (Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland) - Toyin Saraki (Founder-President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Nigeria) 
  • Lothar H. Wieler (President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany) 

Central topics will include: pandemic preparedness and health systems strengthening, the Sustainable Development Goals, the digital healthcare revolution, antimicrobial resistance, and access to essential medicines. 

Traditionally held under the high patronage of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, the World Health Summit is the world’s leading strategic conference for Global Health.

Since the first World Health Summit in 2009, we have drawn 50 Ministers, 11 Nobel Prize laureates and 100 CEOs to Berlin to define and prepare for the challenges ahead.   On occasion of the 10th anniversary of the World Health Summit, we are cooperating closely with the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting scheduled for October 15-18, 2018 in Berlin and hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education & Research, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, United States Agency for International Development and the Wellcome Trust. The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting aims to accelerate the translation of innovation to impact for Global Health and development.

To register, please go to https://w w w. registration-whs. com/  

About the World Health Summit

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Since it was launched in 2009, the World Health Summit has brought together stakeholders and decision-makers from every field in the healthcare spectrum, providing the perfect forum for exchange with experts from academia, industry, politics and civil society. (Vision and Goals) Attracting up to 2,000 participants and a wide range of stakeholder groups from all over the world, the event takes place annually in the German capital Berlin. The World Health Summit traditionally enjoys the high patronage of the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, the President of the French Republic and the President of the European Commission.