by Nora Laubstein

In the beginning there was the “new Green Deal”. In her inaugural speech in 2019, the new EU Commission President chose melodious words such as the “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”, a “new departure for climate protection”, a “fairer agricultural policy” and, associated with this, the catchphrase of “health in all political areas”. Did Ursula von der Leyen suspect what would happen three months after her inaugural address? The little virus Covid turned many plans into emergency plans, changed budgets, lifestyles and freedom of travel.

Report from the 9th World Health Summit 2017 in Berlin, 15th-17th of October

A political update: What’s going on in mainstream Health Policies?

By Nora Laubstein

About 2000 participants attended the three day World Health Summit (WHS) in Berlin under the patronage of Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and German Health Minister Herman Gröhe. The presidency for this year was held by Helene Boisjoly, University of Montreal and WHS-founding President Detlev Ganten, Charite-University. Both are partners of the M8-Alliance, a 2009 founded network of 20 global Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies.