WHS Global Health Dialogues

This event series brings diverse global health actors together in Berlin to discuss a wide range of global health issues in an exclusive and intimate setting.

Global Health Dialogue, April 27, 2023

"2023: A Defining Year for Global Health Action and Rethinking the Global Health Landscape"

    2023 is a pivotal year for global health – as reflected in the theme for this year's World Health Summit. Besides the 75th anniversary of WHO, many other high-level events are scheduled for this year. To take global health to a new level, cooperation between G7/G20 decision-makers, policymakers, academia, and the private sector is more critical than ever. It is also relevant that key player in politics outside the specific health sector get more involved with global health issues. Only via a ‘health in all policies’ approach we will be able to provide good living conditions for people around the world. What are the goals, approaches and activities to sustainably improve the global health landscape in different regions of the world?


    Axel R. Pries, President, World Health Summit
    Ilona Kickbusch, Co-Chair Council, World Health Summit

    H.E. Ambassador Harish Parvathaneni, Embassy of India, Germany
    H.E. Ambassador François Delattre, Embassy of France, Germany
    Kenichi Bessho, Embassy of Japan, Germany


    “Berlin should take a leading role in bringing together people in global health. We at the World Health Summit are devoted to do our best to foster global health here in Berlin and from around the world.”

    Axel R. Pries
    President, World Health Summit

    “We strongly advocate for a greater share in multilateral cooperation to avoid the fragmentation in international health systems.”

    François Delattre
    Ambassador, Embassy of France, Germany

    “I think on the issue of health, national leaders have a direct obligation to their citizens.”

    Harish Parvathaneni
    Ambassador, Embassy of India, Germany


    Niels Annen, State Secretary, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

    Malek Bajbouj, Head, Center for Affective Neuroscience, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    Anna Bertoglio, Counsellor for Social Affairs, Embassy of Italia, Germany

    Kenichi Bessho, Deputy of the Ambassador, Embassy of Japan, Germany

    Catharina Boehme, Chief de Cabinet, World Health Organization (WHO)

    Reinhard Busse, Professor of Healthcare Management, TU Berlin

    François Delattre, Ambassador, Embassy of France, Germany

    Martin Fensch, Vice President Governmental Affairs & Strategic Partnerships Europe, Daiichi Sankyo Europe

    Detlev Ganten, Founding President and Chairman, Board of Trustees, WHS Foundation GmbH

    Hermann Gröhe, Member of the German Bundestag

    Lisa Heinrich, European Government Relations Lead, Wellcome Trust

    Roberto Jaguaribe, Ambassador, Embassy of Brazil, Germany

    Tobias Kahler, Head, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Germany

    Beate Kampmann, Director, Charité Center Global Health

    Lara Dovifat, Head of Berlin Advocacy Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières

    Ilona Kickbusch, Co-Chair of the Council, World Health Summit

    Jenny Lennung Malmqvist, Head of Unit, Embassy of Sweden, Germany

    Stephen Mubiru, Ambassador, Embassy of Uganda, Germany

    Harish Parvathaneni, Ambassador, Embassy of India, Germany

    Axel R. Pries, President, World Health Summit

    Tina Rudolph, Member of the German Bundestag

    Carsten Schicker, Incoming Managing Director, World Health Summit

    Johannes Wagner, Member of the German Bundestag