"Taking global health to a new level means we need a new global agreement based on a common vision, a new global health architecture that is coherent and inclusive, and a new global approach that prioritizes promoting health and preventing disease, rather than only treating the sick."
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
"These are times of deep and shared responsibility. The world needs urgent and collective action to overcome global health challenges."
Director-General, Health and Food Safety, European Commission
"Networking and good cooperation across national borders are what matter - especially in the field of global health. There needs to be an exchange between different scientific disciplines and also between science, politics and society."
Federal Chancellor, Germany
"At this year’s World Health Summit, let’s move from alarm to action. And let’s deliver the stronger health systems that every person deserves.“
Secretary-General, United Nations
"You must look at public health as a political issue, as much as you look at it from a healthcare perspective."
First Lady, Namibia
"The health crisis is closely connected to the planetary crisis. We must tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution threating the wellbeing and survival of people around the world."
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany
"Having gone through and still going through the pandemic – we couldn’t possibly come out at the end and continue business as usual."
Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence and Surveillance Systems, World Health Organization (WHO)
"Covid, climate change, conflicts and the resulting cost-of-living crisis are impacting children on all levels with those most impacted by inequalities and discrimination hit hardest. We’re experiencing a global child-rights crisis."
CEO, Save the Children International, United Kingdom
"I am grateful to the people of Germany for their strong support of polio eradication efforts. Now it’s up to all of us to get the job done."
Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
"I think if we bring humility and service to the center - if we leave our egos at the door, we might for once deliver solutions that make a difference in people's lives."
Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization (WHO)
"Coming together is important and we must strengthen global solidarity."
Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)
"It all starts and finishes with communities. If we do not have strong health systems underpinning everything, we will not be able to deal with tomorrow’s challenges."
Director, Wellcome Trust, United Kingdom
"Global health brings multiple dimensions together. It is important to include all voices for global health care."
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State, United States of America
"If we are talking about resilience and equity, we are talking about two sides of the same coin. Those are both important objectives of health systems and they are heavily interlinked with each other. "
Head of the Health Division, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), France
"It is time to transform the global health architecture. We have been through enough. We need action now on a global level."
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Former President, Liberia, Co-Chair of Advisory Board of ‘Our Common Agenda’, United Nations