World Health Summit 2021

The importance of stakeholders, policy makers, researchers and health professionals coming together with a common goal being working towards better health outcomes cannot be overemphasised. The World Health Summit (https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/)  is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health. This is held every October, and it draws international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to Berlin. During the three-day summit, stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in healthcare work together to find solutions to global health challenges and set the agenda for a healthier future.

The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Berlin’s Charité Hospital and is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the President of the Republic of France, the President of the European Commission, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization.
This year, Prof. Achim Hörauf, Director IMMIP and Speaker DNTDs  and Dr. CarstenKöhler,University Hospital Tuebingen,  cochaired the session  WS 15 - New Impulses from the WHO-NTD-Roadmap 2030, Digitalization as Opportunity for Improving Health Management Systems. The session consisted of speakers from governmental and non governmental organizations.

Carolin Gunesch, GLRA German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association India, Dr. Sultani Hadley Matendechero, Kenya National Public Health Institute (Kenya CDC), Dr. Pauline Mwinzi, Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), Dr. Babar Qureshi, Christian Blind Mission (CBM), Paul Zubeil, Federal Ministry of Health (BMG).

The video of the session is available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP-RAotr7MA