Global Perspectives | Salon | 28. October 2019

Breaking the Silos

Improving Global Health through Cross-Sectoral Action

hosted by the World Health Summit and Global Perspectives Initiative

Agenda 2030 stands for a renewed effort to achieve inclusive and sustainable global development. Multilateral and cross-sectoral partnerships are crucial to achieving this goal. For instance, a clean and competitive industrial environment that promotes positive health outcomes, fights pollution, and reduces the dependence on scarce natural resources, can only be achieved if science, policymakers, business, and civil society work together. This example is only one of many integrated nexuses that require collaborative and cross-sectoral action.

SDG3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all – is the foundation of any form of economic and social progress. As a result, improving global health requires an appreciation of the interconnectedness of broader development objectives and stakeholder groups more than anything. This becomes even more apparent when looking at pressing global health challenges and developments of our time – be it antimicrobial resistance, rapid digitalization, vaccination crisis or the fight against neglected tropical diseases.

After a brief welcome reception, introductory remarks by the chairs will be followed by insights from three appointed speakers during the course of the dinner. We are honored to announce our three keynote speakers Hermann Gröhe (MoP, former German Minister of Health), Dr Bernd Montag (CEO Siemens Healthineers) and Dr Tom Catena (CEO Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, Founder Mother of Mercy Hospital), who will share perspectives from their extensive expertise in the field of global health. A moderated discussion with all participants—approximately thirty high-level guests from politics, science, industry, and civil society—will wrap up the evening.


  • Dr Tom Catena, Chairman Aurora Humanitarian Initiative
  • Hermann Gröhe, Member of the German Parliament, former Minister of Health
  • Dr Bernd Montag, CEO Siemens Healthineers


  • Prof. Detlev Ganten, President World Health Summit
  • Dr Ingrid Hamm, Co-Founder and CEO Global Perspectives Initiative

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Max Liebermann Haus
Max Liebermann Haus
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin, Germany


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