The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health. 300 speakers and 2,500 participants from 100 countries, including 20 ministers from around the world and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), took part in 2019. World Health Summit speakers are leading experts from science, politics, business, and civil society.
The impact of climate change on health was an area of focus in 2019. Other topics in the program included: improving health systems in Africa and around the world, finding solutions to antibiotic resistance, digital health, and strategies for implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The World Health Summit was founded on the 300th anniversary of Charité, Europe’s largest university hospital, and is held under the patronage of Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.