The three-day World Health Summit (WHS) 2022 was held in Berlin from 16th to 18th October under the patronage of the World Health Organization (WHO).
This year’s summit has the slogan “Finding Solutions for Global Health.”Soumya Swaminathan, the chief scientist for WHO, gave a presentation at the summit on “Social Communication,” a platform it built for sharing information about epidemics and health-related services.
The WHS 2022 sought to bring together professionals from the medical industry and leaders in health policy from all around the world. Additionally, it emphasised the importance of collaborating for the advancement of global health and supporting innovations for potential pandemics in the future.
More than 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries attended the summit’s opening ceremony, which was witnessed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, French President Emmanuel Macron, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Networking and effective international cooperation are crucial, particularly in the realm of global health, according to Scholz, who stated this during the opening ceremony.
The recent pandemic, according to Guterres, should be acknowledged by everyone, and “we should construct such a health system, which every citizen of the globe deserves.
“The Covid-19 pandemic, according to Ghebreyesus, “has revealed the global health infrastructure as fragmented and uneven.
“He continued, “Only when the entire world comes together can global health be elevated to a new level.
“Axel Price, the summit’s president, emphasised the need for international collaboration, saying, “At this time, we must work together in an unprecedented level.
“At the conference, Dr. Balvir Singh Tomar also represented the NIMS University of India
After Covid-19, he claimed this was the first worldwide gathering of this kind to take place in person and attract more than 2,000 health professionals from more than 100 nations.
Dr.Tomar stated in Berlin that “to prevent any form of pandemic from being prevented or controlled in time, we need to educate the people at the grassroots level.”