Africa

World Health Summit to be hosted in Berlin

The South African Embassy in Berlin will host a briefing on the 8th World Health Summit to be hosted in Berlin from 9-11th October, 2016

September 16th, 2016
Maurycy Barański, Berlin Global
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The objective of the briefing was to inform Ambassadors and diplomatic representatives accredited to Federal Republic of Germany of the specific health issues to be deliberated by the World Health Summit (WHS) this year, which are relevant to health development in their respective regions.

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. Through the Inter Academy Medical Panel (IAMP), it is organized in collaboration with national academies of science in more than 67 countries. The vision behind the World Health Summit is 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.

Held once a year, the WHS has grown into 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 WHS mission is to bring 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.

Main Goals of WHS are:

- to bring together all stakeholders at the level of equals

- to establish a unique and sustainable high-level forum and network

- to help define the future of medicine, research and healthcare

- to find answers to major health challenges – both today and tomorrow

- to make global recommendations and set health agendas worldwide

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