Virchow Foundation

für Globale Gesundheit


Die Virchow Foundation für Globale Gesundheit unterhält eine enge Zusammenarbeit u.a. mit folgenden Organisationen, um das Bewusstsein für globale und öffentliche Gesundheitsthemen weiter zu schärfen. Im Sinne des Sustainable Development Goal 17 “Partnerschaften für die Ziele” engagieren wir uns gemeinsam für eine inter- und sektorübergreifende Zusammenarbeit. Lernen Sie die Organisationen kennen, die eng mit der Virchow-Stiftung für Global zusammenarbeiten.

World Health Summit (WHS)

The World Health Summit (WHS) is the unique international strategic forum for global health. Held annually in Berlin, it brings together stakeholders from politics, science, 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.

The WHS was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the French President, the President of the European Commission, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). President of the World Health Summit is Axel R. Pries, former Dean of Charité.

In addition to the World Health Summit in Berlin, there are annual Regional Meetings and regular Expert Meetings around the world. These meetings are organized by the M8 Alliance, the academic backbone of the World Health Summit.

UNITE - Parliamentarians Network for Global Health

UNITE is a non-profit, non-partisan, global network of current and former members of parliament from multinational, national, state, and regional Parliaments, Congresses, and Senates, committed towards the promotion of efficient and sustainable policies for improved global health systems, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Considering the current global health crisis and consequences it has triggered around the world, UNITE’s activity follows a matrixed approach to global health, working with parliamentarians and partners to accelerate action taken with a focus on three cross-cutting priority areas

  • Human rights and equitable access to health
  • Strengthening of health systems
  • Global health architecture and security

placing UNITE as the only network of parliamentarians from around the world currently focusing on the global health agenda. Visit UNITE’s website to learn more.

UNITE and the Virchow Foundation are committed to promote visibility for global health and have established a strategic partnership to further enhance collaboration towards the attainment of the United Nations Agenda 2030. The framework specifically addresses the Sustainable Development Goal-related fields of Global Health, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Health System Strengthening and was signed during the World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 24, 2023 from representatives of both organisations.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership that helps vaccinate half the world’s children against some of the world’s deadliest diseases. From its inception in 2000 through 2021, Gavi has helped to immunise a whole generation – over 981 million children – and prevented more than 16.2 million future deaths, helping to halve child mortality in 73 lower-income countries. Gavi also plays a critical role in global health security by funding global stockpiles of vaccines as well as outbreak response against diseases such as cholera, measles and Ebola.

Both Gavi and the Virchow Foundation for Global Health are committed to contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs, in particular to SDG 3 (“Good Health and Well-Being”) and SDG 17 (“Partnerships for the Goals”), within the areas of equitable health access and universal health coverage. Together, Gavi and the Virchow Foundation will leverage their diverse platforms to raise awareness on global and public health issues through joint communication and partnership engagement.

One Europe for Global Health (OEGH)

“One Europe for Global Health” is a civil society coalition that bundles the voices from a diversity of professional organizations and citizens across Europe and around the world. This initiative stems from the mobilisation of several members who met in Lyon on the occasion of the European Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs meeting during the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union in February 2022. The resulting “One Europe for Global Health Declaration” (initially “Lyon Declaration for a European Health Union”), urges European stakeholders in Global Health and One Health to:

  1. Make a long-term commitment to future generations, to enhance preparedness and build more resilient societies
  2. Think and act globally, regionally and locally – a “glocal” approach
  3. Come together in equity and solidarity within Europe and beyond
  4. Limit silos with more intersectoral cooperation
  5. Commit to good governance for a European Health Union
WHO Foundation

As the WHO Foundation, our work supports the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its implementing partners on the ground in achieving a world in which all people attain the highest possible standard of health and well-being.

The WHO Foundation shares the same vision as WHO: A world in which all people attain the highest possible level of health. The mission of the WHO Foundation is to mobilize greater private capital and partnership to advance the mission of WHO, with a focus on positive impact on the people whose lives depend on WHO’s work; and on innovation to maximize the impact of the resources we invest. Established in 2020 as an independent entity, the WHO Foundation complements and strengthens the work of WHO and its global network of partners by mobilizing new funding from diverse sources—including philanthropists, corporate entities, and the public—to power WHO’s mission.

The WHO Foundation and the Virchow Foundation are committed to elevating awareness for global health and encouraging innovation towards finding solutions for its most pressing challenges. The aim is to leverage both organisations’ platforms to advance the attainment of the SDGs and jointly foster collaboration across relevant sectors and actors in the global health landscape. The two foundations signed a memorandum of understanding on June 14, 2022 in Geneva.

Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA)

The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) is a non-profit charity organization with the mission to provide global leadership to reduce the worldwide burden of sepsis. The GSA is the initiator of World Sepsis Day on September 13 and World Sepsis Congress, a series of free online congresses bringing knowledge about sepsis to all parts of the world, among other initiatives.

The GSA works closely with its over 115 member organizations from all over the world – patient advocacy groups, professional societies, healthcare authorities, and governments – to implement changes on how sepsis is prioritized, diagnosed, and treated all around the world, as laid out in the WHO Resolution on Sepsis.


Der Stifterverband bringt engagierte Menschen, Unternehmen und Organisationen mit dem Ziel zusammen, das Bildungs- und Wissenschaftssystem wirksam und zielgerichtet zu verändern. So trägt die Organisation dazu bei, die Innovationskraft der Gesellschaft zu stärken.

Ein schlagkräftiges und einflussreiches Netzwerk aus mittlerweile 3.500 Unternehmen, Stiftungen, Wissenschaftsorganisationen und Privatpersonen, das sich nicht in unverbundenen Einzelmaßnahmen verliert, sondern systematisch Bildung und Wissenschaft mitgestaltet, hat der Stifterverband inzwischen aufgebaut.