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World Health Summit 2018 Berlin

October 4, 2018 - October 6, 2018


Science – Innovation – Policies Organized by the M8 Alliance & National Academies, the WHS is the world’s foremost strategic forum of global health.

World Health Summit – the world’s most prominent forum for addressing global health issues. It brings together key leaders from academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector to address the most pressing health-related challenges on the planet.

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. Through the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health, it is organized in collaboration with all National Academies of Medicine and Science.

The World Health Summit aims to improve health all over the planet, catalyzing that process through collaboration and open dialogue, and steering tomorrow’s agenda to improve research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes.

It brings together researchers, physicians, key government officials, and representatives from industry as well as from NGOs and healthcare systems all over the world to address the most pressing issues facing every facet of healthcare and medicine in the upcoming decade and beyond.

The World Health Summit is built on the stable foundation of academic excellence provided by the M8 Alliance and has strong political support from a variety of partners at global, national and state levels.

Main Goals and Partnership Assets

  • Bring together all stakeholders at the level of equals
  • Establish a unique and sustainable high-level forum and network
  • Help define the future of medicine, research and healthcare
  • Find answers to major health challenges – both today and tomorrow
  • Make global recommendations and set health agendas worldwide
At the World Health Summit, 2,000 stakeholders and decisionmakers from 100 countries and every field in healthcare work together to find solutions to global health challenges.
The World Health Summit promotes thought leadership in science and advances global health agendas and was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Berlin’s Charité Hospital.
The international conference is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the President of the Republic of France and the President of the European Commission. In addition to the World Health Summit in October in Berlin, there are annual Regional Meetings in Spring and Expert Meetings around the world.

World Health Summit 2018


October 4, 2018
October 6, 2018
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Karl-Marx-Allee 131a
Berlin, 10243 Germany
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World Health Summit