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World Health Summit 2021 Opening Ceremony

At the opening ceremony of this year’s World Health Summit from 24 to 26 October 2021, the Virchow Prize for Global Health will be announced publicly before being awarded annually from October 2022.

The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health. Every October, the World Health Summit draws international experts from academia, politics, the private sector, and civil society to Berlin. During the three-day summit, stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in healthcare work together to find solutions to global health challenges and set the agenda for a healthier future.

The World Health Summit was founded in 2009 on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Berlin’s Charité Hospital and is traditionally held under the patronage of the German Chancellor, the President of the Republic of France, the President of the European Commission, and the Director-General of the World Health Organization.

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

Further information can be found on the website of the World Health Summit:

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