M8 Alliance

Prof. Dr. Axel R. Pries
World Health Summit President
Prof. Dr. Detlev Ganten
World Health Summit Founding President

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies is the academic foundation of the World Health Summit. It is a growing network and currently consists of 30 members in 20 countries, including the InterAcademy Partnership, which represents the national academies of medicine and science in 130 countries.

The M8 Alliance was initiated by Charité Universitätsmedizin – Berlin in 2009 on the occasion of the first World Health Summit. The goal of the M8 Alliance: Agenda-setting for global health improvement and development of science based solutions to global health challenges.

The International Presidency of the World Health Summit rotates annually among members of the M8 Alliance. As a result of each World Health Summit the M8 Alliance issues the M8 Alliance Declaration: recommendations for action to international policymakers. The M8 Alliance organizes annual Regional Meetings in the member countries, regular Expert Meetings, and Summer Schools.

  • Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
  • Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Monash University, Australia
  • University of Montreal, Canada
  • Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Canada
  • Istanbul University, Turkey
  • University of Paris, France
  • University of São Paulo, Brasil
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
  • Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland
  • Coimbra Health, Portugal
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health
  • World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health (WFAIGH)
  • Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI)
  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
  • Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russian Federation
  • Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), USA
  • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Milken Institute School of Public Health, USA
  • United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
  • Global Health Institute – American University of Beirut, Lebanon