World Health Summit 2016: 250 Speakers – 40 Sessions – 3 Days / Media Accreditation Available

The speakers include:

• Hermann Gröhe (Federal Minister of Health, Germany)
• Marisol Touraine (Minister of Social Affairs and Health, France)
• Adalberto Campos Fernandes (Minister of Health, Portugal)
• Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia)
• Alain Berset (Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA, Switzerland)
• Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti (WHO Regional Director for Africa)
• 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)

Central topics include Migration and Refugee Health; Big Data and Technological Innovation in Healthcare; Infectious Diseases and Lessons Learnt from Ebola and Zika; Women, Empowerment and Health.

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.

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The World Health Summit is open to media representatives:


Press Contact:
Tobias Gerber
+49 30 450 572 114

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