The World Health Summit

The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities, and National Academies. Through the Inter-Academy Partnership (IAP) for Health, it is organized in collaboration with all National Academies of Medicine and Science.

The World Health Summit aims to improve health all over the planet, catalyzing that process through collaboration and open dialogue, and steering tomorrow’s agenda to improve research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes. It brings together the Academia, researchers, physicians, government officials, industry, Civil society as well as NGOs and healthcare systems all over the world to address the most pressing issues facing every facet of Global health and medicine in the world now and in the future and beyond.

The World Health Summit is built on the stable foundation of academic excellence provided by the M8 Alliance and has strong political support from a variety of partners at global, national, and Institutional

The World Health Summit in Berlin traditionally enjoys the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.


  • Bring together all stakeholders at the level of equals
  • Establish a unique and sustainable high-level forum and network
  • Help define the future of medicine, research, and healthcare
  • Find answers to major health challenges – both today and tomorrow
  • Make global recommendations and set health agendas worldwide

Previous World Heath Summit Regional Meeting 2019 – Iran, Kish Island

The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2019 brought global health experts from all over the world to Kish Island, Iran. Over 700 participants from 47 countries took part.

Held under the motto “united together for global health,” the meeting was organized according to principles of partnership, bringing actors across sectors and around the world together in pursuit of a common, improved global health agenda.

Pictorial Story of the World Health Regional Summit 2019 – Iran, Kish Island


The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2021 will be hosted and organized by Makerere University in partnership with the Government of Uganda.

Makerere University    About Makerere


Makerere University College of Health Sciences is the oldest medical training college in East Africa with over 80 years in operation.

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June 27-30, 2021
World Health Summit Regional Meeting
Kampala, Uganda & Digital

Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda

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Prof Charles Ibingira
International President 2020 / 2021
World Health Summit
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Hanifah N. Bukirwa
Secretariat Director 2020 / 2021
World Health Summit Regional Meeting Uganda
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