Daria Martin, Schering Stiftung Projektraum


World Health Summit 2011 | October 23 - 26, 2011 at the Charité

On October 23-26, 2011, the Campus Charité Mitte of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin hosted the third World Health Summit. Under the auspices of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, 1200 leading international experts from medicine, science, government, business, and civil society gathered under the guiding theme „Today’s Science – Tomorrow’s Agenda“. The Ernst Schering Foundation supported the World Health Summit 2011 again as an important international forum for discussing the 21st century’s global challenges in the fields of health and research.


This year, the World Health Summit under the direction of Prof. Dr. Karl Max Einhäupl (Chief Executive Officer, Charité), Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten (Summit President, Charité Foundation) and Prof. Dr. Steve Wesselingh (Summit President, Monash University) invited experts to Berlin to discuss problems of global relevance such as the effects of climate change on health, the dramatic increase of chronic diseases in an aging world population, and the international coordination and strategic planning of the battle against infectious diseases and their changing patterns of global spreading. In a number of working sessions, the participants of the World Health Summit developped results and recommendations which were made available to decision-makers in government, business, research, and health care systems. The Ernst Schering Foundation supported the session „HIV/AIDS: New Technologies and Their Place in Prevention“ on October 25, which, under the direction of Prof. Peter Piot (Direktor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, England) and Prof. Michel Sidibé (Executive Director, UNAIDS, Schweiz), tried and offered an outlook on the future of the prevention of HIV/AIDS.

This year’s topics include:
- Bridging Health Gaps with Vaccines
- Research for Neglected Diseases of Poverty
- Promoting Health – Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases
- Global Mental Health
- Climate Change and Health
- Public Health Response to Mega-Disasters

This year’s speakers include:
- Sheikh Hasina (Prime Minister, Bangladesh Government, Bangladesh)
- Dirk Niebel (Federal Minister, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany)
- Michel Sidibé (Executive Director, UNAIDS, Switzerland)
- Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany)
- Zsuzsanna Jakab (Director, European Regional Office, World Health Organization, Danmark)
- Dagfinn Høybråten (Chair of the Board, GAVI Alliance, Switzerland)
- Hermann Requardt (Sector CEO Healthcare, Siemens, Germany)
- Michel Kazatchkine (Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland)
- Joseph Yieleh Chireh (Minister of Health, Ghana)
- Mickey Chopra (Chief of Health and Associate Director of Programmes, UNICEF, USA)

Venue of the summit was again the Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus | Luisenstraße 56 | 10117 Berlin. Please find the complete program of the summit online at www.worldhealthsummit.org at „Program”.

For questions, please contact:
World Health Summit Secretariat
c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH
Association & Conference Management
Kurfürstendamm 71
10709 Berlin, Germany
phone: +49 (0)30 24603-240
fax: +49 (0)30 246 03-200
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