CODE OF CONDUCT
The World Health Summit is the unique international strategic forum 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 by inspiring innovative solutions for better health and wellbeing for all.
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 academic foundation of the World Health Summit is the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities, and National Academies of Medicine and Sciences, a unique network of leading academic health centers, universities, and research institutions from all over the world.
The World Health Summit is held in complete academic freedom and independence. It strives to improve the health of all people, all over the world – regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, appearance or skin color, or national/religious/social background.
It is our principle to treat everyone with respect and consideration, to communicate openly and thoughtfully with others, and to be considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that are different than our own. We do not permit any form of harassment, intimidation or discrimination, nor do we accept physical or verbal abuse.
Corruption or bribery in any form will not be tolerated. This applies to all employees, business partners, suppliers, distributors, and sales agents.
We expect the leadership of the World Health Summit as well as the M8 Alliance to lead by example, to uphold and foster a culture of compliance, ethics and integrity, and to provide a secure and respectful environment.
We hope to see the same attitude among our attendees, and look forward to experiencing a peaceful and fruitful event together. Only by working together across all borders and integrating academia, politics, civil society, and the private sector can we achieve our joint mission of making the world a healthier place.
As a conscious and sustainable company we pay special attention to resource-conserving practices in everything we do. That includes e.g. setting off carbon emissions from speakers' flights to the World Health Summit and environmentally conscious printing. Meals at the World Heath Summit in Berlin are fully vegetarian, using products from mainly local sources. See more here.
We call on representatives from every health-related sector to actively participate in the World Health Summit and contribute their expertise.
We support the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society, in line with the EU human rights approach to disability issues. Disability is a rights issue and not a matter of discretion. The World Health Summit will always be accessible to participants with disabilities.