Tuesday, October 9, 2012

[EQ] World Health Summit: Berlin Germany - October 21- 24 2012

World Health Summit

Berlin, Germany - October 21- 24 2012

Website: http://bit.ly/RbA01j

“…..The World Health Summit’s mission is to bring together researchers, physicians, leading government officials and representatives from industry as well as from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and health care systems worldwide to address the most pressing issues facing medicine and health care systems over the next decade and beyond.

Health and wellbeing are not only of the highest importance to both the individual and societies, they are also a fundamental human right.  Governments and international institutions should integrate health and health care into their societal and political agendas and policies to ensure that health is regarded as a public good that must be achieved equitably and to the highest attainable level.  To reach this goal, all stakeholders need to cooperate closely to effectively address global health challenges.

Convened under the auspices of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers and Universities in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences of more than 67 countries and the InterAcademy Medical Panel, the World Health Summit also aims to promote sustainability and social responsibility.


•To engender improvement of health care worldwide by strengthening the links in place between research, academic medicine and decision makers across all healthcare sectors, including government and industry.

•To influence, guide and support positive action by policy and decision makers through the provision of credible and scientifically-based evidence.

•To maintain an international, multi-sectoral health forum, sustaining dialogue, creating networks and fostering collaboration as a catalyst for innovation and measurable health care improvement.

•To promote thought leadership through academic input into the scientific and global health agenda.



Josef Ackermann Chairman Zurich Insurance

Peter Agre  Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2003

Daniel Bahr Minister of Health, Germany

Gerd Binnig  Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 1986

Eric Cornut  Head of Europe, Novartis

Gan Kim Yong Minister of Health, Singapore

Laurie Garrett Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, USA

Jean-François Girard Dean, Paris Sorbonne Cité

Richard Horton Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet

Zsuzsanna Jakab Regional Director, WHO Regional Office Europe

Ilona Kickbusch Director, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and Chair, Global Health Europe, Switzerland

Michael Klag Co-President of the World Health Summit, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Judith Mackay Senior Advisor, World Lung Foundation, USA

Sir Michael Marmot University College of London

Philip D. Murphy US Ambassador to Germany

Peter Piot Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Sima Samar Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission

Severin Schwan CEO, Roche Group, Switzerland

John G. N. Seakgosing Minister of Health, Botswana

John E Ware Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Volker G. Wetekam President and CEO, GE Healthcare Germany




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