World Health Summit 2019

27-29 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies (25 members, 18 countries). This annual gathering aims to improve global health through collaboration and open dialogue to advance research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes.

The World Health Summit brings together researchers, physicians, key government officials, and representatives from industry as well as from NGOs and healthcare systems all over the world to address the most pressing issues facing every facet of healthcare and medicine in the upcoming decade and beyond.


How to ensure sustainable elimination of NTDs

Hosted by DNDi and Sanofi

Date: Monday, 28 October 2019
Time: 11:00-12:00
Room: Saal 4 – Africa

Chair: Samantha Bolton, Freelance Journalist


  • Luc Kuykens, Senior Vice President Global Health Programs, Sanofi, USA
  • Estrella Lasry, Tropical Disease Advisor, Doctors Without Borders, Spain
  • Veerle Lejon, Research Director, Research Institute for Development (IRD), France
  • Mwelecele Ntuli Malecela, Director of Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, WHO Regional Office for Africa, RDC
  • Erick Mwamba Miaka, Program Director, Ministry of Health, RDC
  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, NTD Director, DNDi


Co-creation and co-ownership of the UHC and SDG agendas

Hosted by DNDi

Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Time: 9:00-10:30
Room: Saal 5 – Oceania

Chair: Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Director of NTDs, DNDi


  • Michael Devoy, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs & Pharmacovigilance and Bayer Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Bayer AG, Germany
  • Michael Makanga, Executive Director European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), The Netherlands
  • Margaret Ndomondo-Sigonda, Head of Health Programmes, African Union-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency, South Africa
  • Javier Sancho Mas, Coordinator of the Global Chagas Disease Coalition, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain
  • Monique Wasunna, Director of the DNDi Africa Regional Office, Kenya



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