German Global Health Award 2019
On 26th November 2019, the second German Global Health Award has been presented at the Evening Reception “Germany’s Role and Responsibility in Global Health” in Berlin with more than 400 registered participants. The event has been characterised by exchanging perspectives and ideas on Global Health with German and international actors and decision-makers from politics, business, NGOs, and international organisations as well as science & academia. This will include a moderated discussion of Members of the German Parliament.
This specifically included a moderated discussion with Members of the German Bundestag as well as keynotes from, among others, Gunilla Carlsson, Deputy Executive Director UNAIDS und Assistant-Secretary General United Nations, Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member of the Portuguese Parliament, Founder & President of UNITE – Global Parliamentarian Network to End HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis and Other Infectious Diseases, and State Secretary Dr. Thomas Steffen from the Federal Ministry of Health.
Professor Dr Detlev Ganten, Founder & President of World Health Summit and former Chairman of Charité has been granted the German Global Health Award 2019 under patronage of Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn, honoring outstanding engagement in the area of Global Health. The laudatory speech was given by Professor Dr Karl Max Einhäupl gehalten, former Chairman of the German Council of Science and Humanities.
With the German Global Health Award, initiated in 2016 by the German Healthcare Partnership (GHP), in 2010 jointly established by BDI – Federation of German Industry and German government and since July 2019 operating as GHA – German Health Alliance, personalities, organizations, associations, initiatives and enterprises are being honored for outstanding merits and great engagement in the area of Global Health.