Berlin, December 2012

Bringing you these topics:

- Season's Greetings
- WHS Regional Meeting - Asia: Abstract Submission
- WHS 2012: Press Clippings
- WHS 2012: Updated Sector Affiliations
- Study: "Bringing Medicines to Low-income Markets"

Season's Greetings

Fireworks in Singapore (c) Wiki Commons

The year 2012 has been a good one for the World Health Summit and the M8 Alliance. Many plans have been realized – and more projects will be approached soon.

Likewise, the outlook for 2013 is promising, featuring the World Health Summit, Regional Meeting – Asia as a first highlight. Be part of it in Singapore next April.

But prior to concentrating on this topic, the whole World Health Summit team sends out cordial Season’s Greetings and best wishes for 2013!

WHS Regional Meeting - Asia: Abstract Submission

You are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the World Health Summit, Regional Meeting – Asia 2013 in Singapore.

The "New Voices in Asian Health" is a competitive program designed to empower participants with global health advocacy skills, and to highlight important research, policy and advocacy initiatives of new and future leaders in global health.

Abstract Submission is open until December 31st, 2012. <link whsrma2013 call-for-abstracts.html _blank internal link in current>Further information is available online >>>

Details of the continually updated program is available in the <link whsrma2013 program.html _blank internal link in current>Program-section >>>

Press Clippings 2012

"This annual gathering of health leaders across academia, clinical practice, politics, civil society, and the private sector is unique in medicine. Measured by its energy of ideas, the Summit's fourth meeting, held last week, was the most successful yet," wrote THE LANCET (November 2012).

Overall, the World Health Summit 2012 was very well received in the media - national and international. You will find a brief selection of media that covered it with video, audio, or text features in the <link press-media in-the-media clippings-2012.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Clippings on our website >>>

Updated Sector Affiliations

Where did the participants and speakers of the World Health Summit 2012 come from? How strong is the representation of NGO- and Industry-speakers in the program? The answers to questions like these have just been updated.

Like in previous years, facts and numbers are accumulated and presented online in the <link the-summit summit-profile participant-profile.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>Participant Profile >>>

Answers to additional, frequently asked questions are available online in the <link the-summit faq.html _blank external-link-new-window external link in new>FAQ-section >>>

Study: "Bringing Medicines to Low-income Markets"

"Bringing Medicines to Low-income Markets" was a double-feature-topic at the World Health Summit 2012: as symposium and following as correlating workshop.

Now, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned a study on this topic on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by Sanofi. The publication is available for download >>>

Stay Healthy and See You Next Year...!

Save the Date: World Health Summit 2013, October 20th - 22nd, Berlin


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