World Health Summit: Key Side Events 2023

26. September 2023 I  Events  I by : Eva Genzmer

Get ready for the upcoming World Health Summit in Berlin from 15 to 17 October 2023. To help the members of the Global Health Hub prepare, we've curated an overview of the side events that are most relevant to our eight stakeholder groups. 

The World Health Summit theme for this year: "A defining year for global health action"

Held annually in Berlin, the World Health Summit brings together policymakers, scientists, the private sector and civil society from around the world to set the agenda for a healthier future by inspiring innovative solutions for better health and well-being for all. Read our interview with Carsten Schicker, the new Managing Director of the World Health Summit.

The World Health Summit 2023 takes place from October 15-17 in Berlin/Germany: JW Marriott Hotel Berlin, Stauffenbergstraße 26 in 10785 Berlin.

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The 10 most relevant side events

Complementing the official WHS programme, various global health initiatives and institution have taken the occasion to organise dedicated sessions with global health experts. As a service for our members, we put together an overview of interesting global health events taking place in and around Berlin in the days before and after the WHS:

Tuesday 10 October 2023 – Thursday 12 Oct 2023 at Franz-Mehring-Platz 1 
Humanitarian Congress Berlin 2023: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Unveiling Attention and Neglect in Humanitarian Action and Global Health 
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Friday 13 October 2023, 9:15 am – 15:30 pm (CEST) at KMPG
GHA: 6th German - East European & Central Asian Health Forum
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Saturday 14 October 2023, 5:00 – 7:30 pm (CEST) at Great Ceremonial Hall of the Berlin City Hall
The Virchow Prize for Global Health Award Ceremony 2023 
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Sunday 15 October 2023, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (CEST) at Lounge Cairo, JW Marriott Hotel Berlin
GHA, Virchow Foundation and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung: What role do women and female health play in global health?
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Monday 16 October 2023, 09:30 – 11:00 am (CEST) at Lounge Brazzaville, JW Marriott Hotel Berlin
UNU-IIGH, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health and WHO SRH/HRP: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Bodily Autonomy in a Digital World
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Monday 16 October 2023, 11:00 pm – 12:30 pm (CEST) at JW Marriot Hotel (1st floor, room Cairo)
Global Health Hub Germany Roundtable: Digital Health Data Governance
By invitation only

Monday 16 October 2023, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (CEST) at Geneva Lounge 
Women in Global Health: Meet & Greet 
Details of the planned event will be announced shortly

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 pm (CEST) at Lounge Manila of JW Marriott Hotel Berlin
Einstein Research Unit Global Health: Pathways to Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research in Global Health
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Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 7:00 - 11:00 pm (CEST) at Wintergarten Varieté Berlin 
Award Ceremony of the Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine on the topic of Leprosy (NTDs)
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Wednesday, 18 September 2023 – Thursday, 19 September 2023 at Bethaus Berlin 
SORMAS Annual Conference 2023: The journey towards sustainability in open-source digital pandemic preparedness 
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Did we miss any significant global health events happening in the days surrounding WHS? If we did, please let us know!


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