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Newsletter March 2019

Register for the Regional Meeting in Iran

Only a few weeks to go until the next World Health Summit Regional Meeting. Hosted by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences on Kish Island, the meeting will take on both regional and international challenges. Don't miss out on the fruitful discussion, new ideas, and major progress for global health.

» Register now

Key Information

Date: April 29-30, 2019
Location: Kish Island, Iran
Host: Tehran University of Medical Sciences

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Health in Uncertain Situations
Global Health in a Transitional World
Sustainable Health Development
NCD & Mental Health
Planetary Health
Medical Education

Regional Meeting Speakers

The Regional Meeting will feature two days packed with speakers from around the world and across sectors. These international and regional global health experts include:

Saeed Namaki 
Minister of Health & Medical Education, I.R. Iran

Ferozuddin Feroz
Minister of Public Health, Afghanistan

Sorena Sattari
Vice President for Science & Technology, I.R. Iran

Ilona Kickbusch

Ilona Kickbusch
International Advisory Board Chair, Global Health Centre, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland

Jo Ivey Boufford
Clinical Professor of Global Health, New York University

Seyed Alireza Marandi
President, Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences

Assad Hafeez
Director General, Health, Pakistan

Ahmed Al-Mandhari
Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean, WHO

Rana Hajjeh
Director, Department of Communicable Diseases, WHO EMRO

Yik Ying Teo
Dean, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Meri Koivusalo
Professor, Global Health and Development, Tampere University

Kamran Abbasi
Executive Editor, The BMJ

» Full list of speakers

» Welcome messages from Ali Jafarian and Amir Takian of Tehran University of Medical Sciences

M8 Alliance News

New M8 Alliance Publication on Migrant and Refugee Health

The results of the second M8 Alliance Expert Meeting on Migrant and Refugee Health have been published in Public Health Reviews. The meeting, held in 2018, produced recommendations in a focused effort to address public health challenges for migrants and refugees.

In addition to acting as the academic foundation of the World Health Summit, members of the M8 Alliance also organize topic-specific Expert Meetings on current issues in global health. Migrant and refugee health has been a particular focus in recent years, with annual meetings hosted by Sapienza University of Rome. The new publication is the latestet result of these efforts. 

» Read the full report

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Save the Dates

Third Expert Meeting on Migrant and Refugee Health

Sapienza University of Rome | June 7, 2019 

The M8 Alliance's solutions-oriented work on migrant and refugee health is ongoing. The next Expert Meeting in Rome will continue these efforts.

» More information 

2019 World Health Summit

Berlin, Germany | October 27-29, 2019

Registration for the World Health Summit 2019 will open in May. In the meantime, mark your calendar and don't miss out on the lively discussion as over 300 speakers and 2,500 particpants come together from around the world. 

» Confirmed speakers

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