THE WHS ─A FURTHER EXPRESSION OF FRANCO-GERMAN FRIENDSHIP
Motivated by the desire to strengthen cooperation between German and French scientists in the healthcare field, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and University Paris Descartes have been expanding their cooperative venture since the year 2000. One highlight is their fruitful cooperation in the context of the first World Health Summit held in 2009 on the occasion of the 300-year anniversary of the Charité, which also took place under the patronage of the French President and the German Chancellor.
THE M8 ALLIANCE – CORNERSTONE OF THE WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT
Franco-German cooperation is also reflected in the M8 Alliance Network, which brings together universities, academies, institutions in the healthcare sector from the most important industrialized countries. The current 23 members of the M8 Alliance are committed to advising international decision-makers on how to improve global health and they help to draft possible solutions to the most pressing worldwide health issues.
The M8 Statements published in the context of each World Health Summit are available online.
Professor Antoine Flahault, Codirector of Centre Virchow-Villermé, represents the University Paris-Descartes within the M8 Alliance.
THE CENTRE VIRCHOW-VILLERMÉ AT THE WORLD HEALTH SUMMIT
Staff members of the Centre Virchow-Villermé contributes to the WHS with the organization of workshops and take active part in various WHS events.