Charite Department of Nephrology – The project funded by the EKF is run at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the department of nephrology and critical care (department chair Professor Dr. Kai-Uwe Eckardt). Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is one of the largest and research-intensive teaching hospitals in Europe. Charité has four different campuses across Berlin of which Campus Charité Mitte (CCM) and Campus Virchow-Klinikum (CVK) have now a unified nephrology and medical intensive care department. With over 100 beds and 18 faculty members the department offers highest standards in nephrology and critical care. The center provides more than 100 kidney transplants per year and several outpatient clinics in order to care for patients with any form of kidney disease. As a research university, Charité is dedicated to be a leader in science focusing on prevention and treatment of diseases. With more than 3,700 researchers and multiple international collaborations Charité is a major driver of scientific development.
The World Health Summit is one of the world’s most prominent strategic forums for global health. The interdisciplinary event takes place within an atmosphere of academic freedom and is the premiere international platform for exploring strategic developments and decisions in the area of healthcare. It is held annually in October in Berlin.
It brings together researchers, physicians, key government officials, and representatives from industry as well as from NGOs and healthcare systems all over the world to address the most pressing issues facing every facet of healthcare and medicine in the upcoming decade and beyond.
The World Health Summit’s academic think tank is provided by the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, a unique collaborative network made up of leading international medical universities, research institutions and all National Academies of medicine and science. Makerere University in Uganda is part of the M8 alliance. The World Health Summit aims to improve health all over the planet, catalyzing that process through collaboration and open dialogue, and steering tomorrow’s agenda to improve research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes.
In 2017, the EKF-funded project has partnered with the World Health Summit to strengthen the work force in Africa and improve medical education in global health.