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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 35 n°185

World Health Summit 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 settembre 2020

Current findings on COVID-19, new global strategies for pandemic control and prevention, the role of Europe and the WHO in global health will be the core topics of this year’s World Health Summit from October 25-27 in Berlin. “To combat health threats of this kind, we need better educational structures,” says Prof. Detlev Ganten, President and Founder of the World Health Summit.The around 300 speakers include:
Ursula von der Leyen, President European Commission
Jens Spahn, Minister of Health, Germany
Marta Temido, Minister of Health, Portugal
Tomaž Gantar, Minister of Health, Slovenia
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization WHO
Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN
Christian Drosten, Director, Institute of Virology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Lothar H. Wieler, President, Robert Koch Institute
Heyo Kroemer, Chairman, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS
Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine, USA
Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
George F. Gao, Director, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Paul Hudson, CEO, Sanofi
John Nkengasong, Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Andrea Ammon, Director, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Michael Ryan, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme, WHO
Due to COVID-19, the World Health Summit 2020 is a hybrid conference with digital and on-site participation: All 50 keynotes, panel discussions and workshops are broadcast live and are available online. On site, the number of participants is limited and hygiene and distancing rules apply.
Participation in the digital World Health Summit is free of charge and possible without registration; each session can be accessed via a link in the program.
The World Health Summit is one of the world’s most important strategic forums for global health and brings together leading international scientists, politicians and representatives from industry and civil society. It was founded in 2009 to mark the 300th anniversary of Charité and is held under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization WHO.


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