World Health Summit 2023: "A Defining Year for Global Health Action" - Registration for WHS 2023 is open

Climate change and health, digital technologies for global health, pandemic prevention, the global health priorities of the G7/G20 nations, and the 75th anniversary of WHO are the focus of this year's World Health Summit in Berlin. From October 15-17, 2023, leading international representatives from politics, science, the private sector, and civil society will discuss the most important topics under the motto "A Defining Year for Global Health Action". More than 300 speakers and 4,000 participants from all over the world are expected on-site.



Registration for on-site participation in WHS 2023 is open: 

The detailed program with over 60 different sessions is available online: 

The entire program will also be available live online for free for people around the world who may not be able to attend the event in person. 

WHS 2023 speakers include: 

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) 
  • Karl Lauterbach, Federal Minister of Health, Germany 
  • Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany 
  • Steffi Lemke, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany 
  • Nísia Verônica Trindade Lima, Minister of Health, Brazil 
  • Inger Ashing, CEO, Save the Children International 
  • Kevin Ali, CEO, Organon 
  • Jagan Chapagain, Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 
  • Christian Drosten, Director, Institute of Virology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin 
  • Omnia El Omrani, Youth Envoy to the President, 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) 
  • Sunao Manabe, President and CEO, Daiichi Sankyo 

More speakers 

WHS 2023 central topics include: 

  • Learning from COVID-19 for Future Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response 
  • Recommitting to Universal Health Coverage 
  • Sustainable Health for People and Planet 
  • G7/G20 Measures to Enhance Global Health Equity and Security 
  • Harnessing the Power of Digital Technologies for Global Health 

Program details 


The World Health Summit is the world's leading international strategic forum for global health. The World Health Summit strengthens collaboration and open dialogue guided by science, fosters global health as a key political issue and promotes the global health debate in the spirit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The World Health Summit 2023 is held under the patronage of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. President of the World Health Summit is Axel R. Pries, International President 2023 is Adnan Hyder, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, USA. 

Accreditation for media representatives will open six weeks before the World Health Summit. The entire World Health Summit is open to the press. 

Press information: 

Information on WHS 2023: 

World Health Summit 2023 

October 15-17 

JW Marriott Hotel Berlin 

Stauffenbergstraße 26 

Berlin, Germany & Digital 


Twitter: @WorldHealthSmt LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram: @worldhealthsummit 

Press contact 

Alida Tiekötter