World Health Summit kicks off with German Chancellor Scholz, numerous government officials and WHO Director-General Tedros


Global health in the spotlight

BERLIN, October 16, 2022 /CNW/ — The 2022 World Health Summit, the premier global gathering for global health, kicked off Sunday morning at Berlin. For the first time, it is co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO). Central topics include climate change and health, pandemic preparedness, sustainable health systems and the role of the G7 and G20 in global health. More than 300 speakers from all regions of the world and all sectors of society are expected, including more than 20 government officials.

The entire program is freely available online.

Safer speakers and program

The official opening is tonight at 6:00 PM CEST. Speakers include the German Federal Chancellor Olaf ScholzWHO Director General Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusUNICEF Executive Director Catherine RussellDirector General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission Sandra Gallina as well as UN Secretary General António Guterres and from Senegal President Macky Hall by video.

After information

Opening Ceremony Livestream:

Please find below details on the use of the video material.

Information on special events during WHS 2022 and other press information can be found in the media center press kit:

The entire World Health Summit is open to the press.

Accreditation for on-site participation is closed.

Digital participation is possible without accreditation. Zoom links are available in the online program and during WHS 2022 at Video and audio equipment can be used on request. Source: World Health Summit

All records:

For on-site participation, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.

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October 16-18, 2022
Hotel Berlin Central District
Stauffenbergstrasse 26
Berlin, Germany & digital

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