“…..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
•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
Gerd Binnig Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics 1986
Eric Cornut Head of
Gan Kim Yong Minister of
Laurie Garrett Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations,
Jean-François Girard Dean, Paris Sorbonne Cité
Richard Horton Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
Zsuzsanna Jakab Regional Director, WHO Regional Office
Ilona Kickbusch Director, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute,
Michael Klag Co-President of the World Health
Judith Mackay Senior Advisor, World Lung
Philip D. Murphy
Peter Piot Director,
Severin Schwan CEO, Roche Group,
John G. N. Seakgosing Minister of
John E Ware Professor, University of
Volker G. Wetekam President and CEO, GE Healthcare
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