World Health Summit


The World Health Summit is the international platform for global health. 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 and well-being for all. The World Health Summit strengthens exchange, stimulates innovative solutions to health challenges, 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 as a conference and strategic forum is held each October in Berlin with around 3,000 participants on-site and more than 10,000 online. In addition to the main conference there are annual World Health Summit Regional Meetings in different parts of the world, where local and regional topics come to the forefront. The respective meeting is hosted by the M8 Alliance member holding the World Health Summit International Presidency, which rotates every year.

Throughout the year, the World Health Summit organizes various formats and fosters several initiatives. Among them are the WHS Global Health Dialogues, which regularly bring together thought-leaders and decision-makers to discuss the most urgent global health topics in an exclusive and intimate setting.

The World Health Summit is organized and administered by the WHS Foundation GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Charité. President of the World Health Summit is Prof. Dr. Axel R. Pries.

The academic foundation of the World Health Summit is the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies. This unique international network currently consists of more than 30 academic institutions worldwide.