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25.10.2021 – 14:55

World Health Summit

Berlin (ots)

On the second day of the World Health Summit, the lessons from COVID-19 were again in the foreground, especially vaccination fairness, better strategies in global pandemic prevention and control, the consequences of COVID-19 on mental health and the latest findings on Long-Covid.

The President of the European Council Charles Michel stressed that solidarity was the “gold standard” in order to overcome the pandemic: “We have to meet our promises to donate vaccines more quickly.”

The Director General of the World Trade Organization WTO Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala criticized that the global political control systems are too fragmented: “We need a global system of governance.”

Chikwe Ihekweazu, who will head the new WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence in Berlin, called for better monitoring systems, but also said that better data alone does not lead to better political decisions: “But we have an obligation to provide decision-makers with the best possible data place.”

Christian Drosten, Head of the Institute for Virology at the Charité warned: “Studies on virus diversity are only the first step in research on pandemic prevention. The focus must be on livestock and intermediate hosts.”

On the third day of the conference, Tuesday, October 26th, the following will speak among others:

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Heyo Kroemer, CEO, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of State, Ministry of State, Senegal
  • Sanna Marin, Prime Minister, Finland
  • Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Inger Ashing, CEO, Save the Children International
  • Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
  • Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Jane Halton, Chair of the Board, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness
  • Innovations (CEPI)
  • Martin Guzmán, Minister of Economy, Argentina

All information about Speakers: inside

The central topics of the World Health Summit 2021:

  • Vaccine Equity: A Call to Action
  • Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons from COVID-19
  • The Intersection of COVID-19 and Mental Health
  • The Role of the European Union in Global Health
  • WHO Council on the Economics of Health for All
  • Unlocking Digital and AI Technologies for Health

More about the program

At the World Health Summit 2021, the most important minds from the field of global health will come together again, over 300 speakers and 6,000 participants from all over the world are expected digitally and on site.

Digital participation in the entire program is free and possible without prior registration. The zoom links are available in the respective sessions in the online program www.worldhealthsummit.org retrievable.

All sessions are then available here: www.youtube.com/user/WorldHealthSummit1

On-site participation is limited due to COVID-19 and only possible by invitation. Access to the venue can only be granted with proof of an EU-approved vaccination, recovery or negative test, not older than 24 hours. The hygiene and distance regulations apply.

The World Health Summit is one of the world’s most important strategic conferences for global health and brings together leading scientists, politicians and representatives from industry and civil society with the aim of setting the course for a healthier future. The forum was founded in 2009 for the 300th anniversary of the Charité and is under the patronage of the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, President of France Emmanuel Macron, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization WHO. The President of the World Health Summit is Axel R. Pries, Dean of the Charité. The international annual president for 2021 is Charles Ibingira from Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda.

Press information: https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/media/presskit.html

Press accreditation for on-site participation has ended. If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected] Online participation is possible without accreditation. Questions can be asked via Q&A and picture and sound can be used by arrangement. Source: World Health Summit

World Health Summit

24.-26. October

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