FLRF at World Health Summit, Grand Challenges Meeting

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  • 15 Okt. 2018

Dr. Katharina Lichtner, Managing Director of FLRF, speaks at the 10th World Health Summit and attends the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

World Health Summit 2018

Dr. Lichtner is invited as a speaker to the World Health Summit 2018 in Berlin. Together with Rajiv Bahl (World Health Organization, MCA Department), Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum (William Marsh Rice University, Rice 360° Institute for Global Health) and Stefan Dräger (Drägerwerk Verwaltungs AG) she is part of the panel “Growth & Resilience: Changing the Paradigm to Save Mothers and Children” chaired by Sindura Ganapathi (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Discovery & Translational Science) and hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Grand Challenges. Dr. Lichtner speaks about using long-term financing approaches to build sustainable resources that support breastfeeding in low and middle income countries.

The World Health Summit is one of the world’s most prominent strategic forums for global health. It aims to improve health worldwide – catalyzing that process through collaboration and open dialogue, and steering tomorrow’s agenda to improve research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes. On the World Health Summit global leaders from politics, science, industry and civil society come together to develop effective strategies to reach UN’s health targets and to address the most pressing issues facing every facet of healthcare and medicine in the upcoming decade and beyond.

Central topics at this year’s World Health Summit include pandemic preparedness, the crisis of antimicrobial resistance, access to essential medicines and treatments, the impact of the digital healthcare revolution, and the capacity of health systems to deliver interventions and technologies for curing disease and prolonging life. The World Health Summit is being held under the high patronage of German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2018

The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting aims to accelerate the translation of innovation to impact to address the world’s most urgent global health and development problems. The meeting is a forum for researchers to share their work, learn about cutting-edge advances in the field and build collaborations with other investigators and organizations. The meeting is hosted by German Federal Ministry of Education & Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, USAID and Wellcome. Key speakers are Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (World Health Organization, Director-General), Bill Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Co-Chair), and Dr. Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany).

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