Sneak Preview: World Health Summit 2022 – Making the Choice for Health


In 2022, the World Health Summit (WHS) and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly host this international, inclusive and inter-sectoral global health conference. From October 16-18, WHS 2022 will bring together global health leaders and stakeholders from all sectors and regions of the world in Berlin. With more than 300 speakers and 6,000 participants, the conference aims to stimulate discussion that generate innovative solutions to global health challenges. 

This is the complete online programme.

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is an official partner of the WHS 2022 and will contribute to, host or co-host the sessions and side-events listed below. Soon after the event, you can find summary reports on all these sessions on this page. Stay tuned!

Sunday Oct. 16,
11:00- 12:30
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for allDr. Anshu Banerjee, WHO

  • Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

  • Prof. Dr. Awa Marie Coll Seck, Minister of State to the President, Senegal

  • Dr. Bärbel Kofler, Parliamentary State Secretary, BMZ, Germany

Monday Oct. 17,
Strengthening and Financing Health SystemsMaelle Ba, Speak Up Africa, Senegal

  • Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Switzerland

  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, BMZ, Germany

  • Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director South-East Asia Region, WHO

  • Dr. Rosemary W. Mburu, Executive Director, WACI Health, Kenya

  • Peter Sands, Executive Director, GFATM, Switzerland

14:00-15:30One Health in ActionDr. Peter Karim Ben Embarek, Director for One Health, WHO

  • Dr. Janetrix Hellen Amuguni, Technical Advisor, One Health Initiative, USAID RESPOND Project Africa, United States of America

  • Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, BMZ, Germany

  • Dr. Sunita Narain, Director-General, Centre for Science and Environment, India

  • Ines Perea, Subdivision Manager for Health Security, BMZ

Tuesday Oct. 18Investing in a Polio-free Future for More Resilient Health SystemsRedi Tlhabi, Moderate the Panel, USA

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO

  • Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Switzerland

  • Dr. Christopher Elias, President Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

  • Ian Riseley, Chair, The Rotary Foundation, USA

  • Catherine Russell, Executive

  • Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister, BMZ, Germany

There will also be two BMZ-supported side events (more details will follow):

  • “Adressing the Linkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Climate Change”, jointly hosted with UNFPA.
  • “BACKUP Health turns 20! A birthday celebration with distinguished guests, live music and birthday wishes from around the world”.
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