World Health Summit | October 16 – October 18, 2022
The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health.
Every October, the World Health Summit draws international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to Berlin. During the three-day summit, stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in healthcare work together to find solutions to global health challenges and set the agenda for a healthier future. The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Berlin’s Charité Hospital and is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the President of the Republic of France, the President of the European Commission, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization. In addition to the World Health Summit in Berlin, there are annual Regional Meetings and regular Expert Meetings around the world. These meetings are organized by the M8 Alliance, the academic backbone of the World Health Summit.
Three Pillars of the World Health Summit:
- Global Challenges
Discuss and debate topics such as chronic disease, the application of modern technologies, vaccination and immunization, the promotion of innovation, and interdisciplinary cooperation in health-care research.
- Global Responsibilities
Advances in medicine have to reach people faster and more effectively. Sustainable approaches must play a central role in this process.
- Global Networking
International figures and bodies from the fields of science, politics, business, and civil society come together to promote and strengthen cooperative efforts.
Goals of the World Health Summit:
- Improve health worldwide
- Bring together stakeholders from all sectors
- Facilitate constructive exchange in an environment of academic freedom
- Strengthen international cooperation
- Find answers to major health challenges
- Set health agendas