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World Health Summit World Health Summit 2019, October 27-29, Berlin, Germany

Newsletter July 2019

Dear friends,

What a month it’s been for collaborations and partnerships, both internationally and close to home.

The new M8 Alliance Summer School will bring young people together across disciplines for different global health perspectives. And our dedicated colleagues at Makerere University in Kampala are bringing the M8 Alliance’s collaborative approach to the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2020, the first in Africa.

In Berlin, a group of four universities that includes Charité was jointly awarded Germany’s “Excellence” designation in a very competitive selection process. This means joining forces to take on the world’s challenges—including global health, an official topic of the Berlin University Alliance. The universities' international partners, which include Oxford University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, are also a key part of this success. 

The World Health Summit and M8 Alliance have always been based on the idea that we are stronger together, connecting organizations and people to find solutions.  

See you at the World Health Summit 2019!

Detlev Ganten
World Health Summit


Date: October 27-29
Location: Berlin, Germany
Venue: Kosmos | Karl-Marx-Allee 131a

Only a few hours left to get your ticket
at an early-bird discount:


Speaker Update

See all confirmed speakers and the latest program details for over 50 sessions in our interactive online program. Look forward to insights from:

Gerd Müller
Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu
Minister of Health, Ghana

Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan
Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

Vikram Patel 
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School

Manica Balasegaram
Executive Director, Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership

Anne Bucher
Director-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

David Loew
Executive Vice President, Sanofi Pasteur

Carissa F. Etienne
Director, Pan American Health Organization

Githinji Gitahi
Global CEO & Director General, AMREF Health Africa Group

Shannon Hader
Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS

Roopa Dhatt
Executive Director, Women in Global Health

Mark Britnell
Global Chairman & Senior Partner, KPMG


Charité is officially excellent

The Berlin University Alliance, which includes Charité, has been awarded Germany's coveted "Excellence" designation for top universities. The award comes with increased funding to support research tackling complex topics, including global health. 

Learn more

Applications are open for the M8 Alliance Summer School

September 9-13, 2019
University of Coimbra, Portugal

The first ever M8 Alliance Summer School for Global Health will bring together talented students and young professionals from different disciplines to work jointly on global health topics. Tuition is free for participants from M8 Alliance institutions.

Learn more

World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2018 - location (c) Coimbra Health

Hélène Boisjoly invested into the Order of Canada

Congratulations to M8 member Hélène Boisjoly, who was invested into the Order of Canada in a ceremony earlier this month. The World Health Summit International President 2017 and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal recieved the the honor for her seminal contributions to vision health and for her governance in medical academia.


Call for Applications: WHO External Emergency Roster

The World Health Organization has released several vacancy notices focusing on Ebola response activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Applications close August 18, 2019.

Field Manager 
P4, Application in English

Risk Communications Officer
P4, Application in English

Resource Mobilization Officer
P4, Application in English

Epidemiologist Team Lead
P4, Application in English and French

Incident Manager
P5, Application in English

OSL Team Lead
P4, Application in English

Case Management Expert
P4, Applicaiton in English and French

Infection, Prevention & Control
P4, Application in English

Health Cluster Coordinator
P4/P5, Application in English


The World Health Summit is supported by a number of partners from academia, industry, civil society, and policy. Our sponsoring partners include: 

Strategic Partners

Major Partners

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