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09/26/2016 15:34

World Health Summit 2016: Six Ministers of Health, One Foreign Minister, Two Nobel Prize Laureates

Tobias Gerber Media & Communication
World Health Summit

    On October 9, the World Health Summit 2016 will commence in Berlin. As one of the world’s most prominent strategic forums for global health it will bring together more than 250 internationally renowned leaders and representatives from science, politics, the private sector, and civil society, to discuss the latest challenges facing medical research and healthcare. This year’s speakers include six Ministers of Health, one Foreign Minister, and two Nobel Prize laureates.

    Central topics: Migration and Refugee Health; Big Data and Technological Innovation in Healthcare; Infectious Diseases and Lessons Learnt from Ebola to Zika; Women, Empowerment and Health.
    http://www.worldhealthsummit.org

    High-level Speakers include:

    • Hermann Gröhe (Federal Minister of Health, Germany)
    • Adalberto Campos Fernandes (Minister of Health, Portugal)
    • Raymonde Coffie (Minister of Health, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire)
    • Berhard Haufiku (Minister of Health, Namibia)
    • Cleopa Mailu (Minister of Health, Kenia)
    • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia)
    • Alain Berset (Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA, Switzerland)
    • Ren Minghui (WHO Assistant Director-General, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Switzerland)
    • Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti (WHO Regional Director for Africa, Botswana)
    • Elizabeth Blackburn (Nobel Prize laureate / President, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA)
    • Rolf M. Zinkernagel (Nobel Prize laureate, Switzerland)
    • Frans van Houten (CEO, Royal Philips, Netherlands)
    • Emmanuelle Charpentier (Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany)
    • Yukiya Amano (Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria)
    • Jutta Allmendinger (President, WZB Berlin, Germany)
    • Norbert Hauser (Chair of the Board, The Global Fund, Switzerland)
    • Helle Thorning-Schmidt (CEO, Save the Children, United Kingdom)
    • Christian Bréchot (President, Institut Pasteur, France)
    • Victor J. Dzau (President, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, USA)

    Further information on speakers and topics of the World Health Summit 2016:
    http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/the-summit/program
    http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/the-summit/speakers

    The central press conference will be held from 15:15-16:00 at the Federal Foreign Office in room “Brandt”.

    Participants will be:

    • Emmanuelle Charpentier (Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany)
    • Rolf M. Zinkernagel (Nobel Prize laureate, Switzerland)
    • Christian Bréchot (President, Institut Pasteur, France)
    • Detlev Ganten (President, World Health Summit, Germany)
    • Antoine Flahault (President, World Health Summit, Switzerland)

    The Ceremonial Opening of the World Health Summit will start at 17:00 in the “Weltsaal” of the Federal Foreign Office. Speakers will include:

    • Hermann Gröhe (Federal Minister of Health, Germany)
    • Alain Berset (Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA, Switzerland)
    • Ren Minghui (WHO Assistant Director-General, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, Switzerland)
    • Erwin Böttinger (CEO, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany)
    • Emmanuelle Charpentier (Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany)

    Accreditation:
    http://www.worldhealthsummit.org/press-media/accreditation

    The World Health Summit is open to media representatives.

    Under the high patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President François Hollande and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the WHS attracts about 1,800 participants from more than 80 countries. It is the premiere international platform for exploring strategic developments and decisions in the area of healthcare.

    The WHS Opening Ceremony as Live-Stream:
    http://www.worldhealthsummit.org

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    Press Contact:
    Tobias Gerber
    +49 30 450 572 114
    communications@worldhealthsummit.org


    more information:

    http://www.worldhealthsummit.org


    Criteria of this press release:
    Journalists
    Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Nutrition / healthcare / nursing, Social studies
    transregional, national
    Press events, Scientific conferences
    English


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