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Published: 2019-11-06 20:31 | Updated: 2019-11-06 20:34

KI among the newest members of the World Health Summit’s M8 Alliance

Karolinska Institutet is among three new members joining the M8 Alliance, the academic foundation of the World Health Summit.

Also joining the network are the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), a university alliance with 185 members.
 
The World Health Summit is a strategic forum which gathers 300 speakers and 2,500 participants from 100 countries, including approximately 20 ministers, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, and leading scientists.
  
The M8 Alliance is the academic backbone of the World Health Summit and works to improve health worldwide. At the end of each World Health Summit in October 2019, the M8 issues recommendations for action to international policymakers in the form of the M8 Declaration. The International Presidency of the World Health Summit rotates annually among members of the M8 Alliance. The M8 also organizes annual regional meetings, regular expert meetings, and summer schools. The next World Health Summit Regional Meeting will take place in Uganda in April, 2020.

The M8 Alliance includes 28 members in 19 countries, including the InterAcademy Partnership, which represents the national academies of medicine and science in 130 countries.