World Health Summit
The World Health Summit is the unique international strategic forum for global
health. Held annually in Berlin, it brings together stakeholders from politics,
science, the private sector, and civil society from around the world to set the
agenda for a healthier future by inspiring innovative solutions for better health and
well-being for all.
The World Health Summit 2023 takes place October 15-17 in Berlin,
Germany and online. Expected are more than 300 speakers and 4,000 participants
on-site from around 100 countries. The whole program with more than 60 sessions
will also be available online.
The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the French President, the President of the European Commission, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Health Summit strengthens collaboration and open dialogue guided by science, fosters global health as a key political issue and promotes the global health debate in the spirit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The World Health Summit stands for a science-driven and broad approach to global health
development. The key issues are therefore interdisciplinary, science-based, cross-sectoral, and concerted. The World Health Summit promotes health as a human right, along with good governance, as political decisions affect human health.