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About M8 Alliance

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies is a collaborative network of academic institutions known for its educational and research excellence. The network was founded in 2009 at the inaugural World Health Summit, and has provided an outstanding academic foundation to every WHS event since.

The M8 Alliance currently has 24 members based in 17 different countries, all of which are committed to improving global health and working with political and economic decision-makers to develop science-based solutions to health challenges worldwide. 

The M8 Alliance promotes the bench to bedside to population health translation of research, as well as the transformation of current medical care approaches to treating the ill by creating healthcare systems aimed at the effective prevention of disease. The organization also works to adapt health-related solutions to rapidly changing living conditions through research in priority areas, especially shifting demographics, urbanization, and climate change.


The M8 Alliance’s vision is to harness academic excellence to improve global health.

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies is a collaboration between academic institutions committed to improving global health. Working together with political and economic decision-makers, its primary goal is to develop science-based solutions to health challenges all over the world.

This international network is the outstanding academic foundation upon which the World Health Summit – the pre-eminent annual forum for healthcare dialogue – is built. It functions as a permanent platform for framing the future considerations of global medical developments and health challenges in an equitable fashion.

The M8 Alliance promotes both “bench-to-bedside” translation of research and the transformation of current medical care approaches to treating the ill. It is seeking to accomplish this through the creation of a healthcare system focused on the effective prevention of diseases, as well as the adaptation of health-related solutions to rapidly changing living conditions through research in priority areas like shifting demographics, urbanization and climate.



The M8 Alliance is improving global health through pursuit of five strategic goals:

  • Developing a worldwide network of academic health science centers, and bringing together universities and healthcare providers;

  • Facilitating dialogue through the World Health Summit across a global network of stakeholders who are engaged with academic health science centers. These stakeholders include (among others) individuals and institutions active in government, industry and commerce, inter-governmental agencies, healthcare providers, academies of medicine and science, professional associations and the media;

  • Setting an agenda for global health improvement by addressing issues of interest to academic health science centers, and conveying findings and recommendations based on scientific evidence through the generation of key statements;

  • Positioning the M8 Alliance as an authoritative, credible and respected influence when it comes to decision-making in global health; and

  • Creating a knowledge base amongst M8 Alliance members, which directly involves the promotion of mutual learning, research collaboration, the enrichment of educational capabilities and enhanced clinical outcomes.

M8 Alliance Members



Member Portraits

  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (Details)

  • Coimbra Health, Portugal (Details)

  • Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Details)

  • London School of Hygiene &  Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom (Details)

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA (Details)

  • Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan (Details)

  • Makerere University, Uganda (Details)

  • Monash University, Australia (Details)

  • National University of Singapore (Details)

  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan (Details)

  • Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (Details)

  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran (Details)

  • University Sorbonne Paris Cité, France (Details)

  • University of Geneva, Switzerland (Details)

  • Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland (Details)

  • Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland

  • University of Montreal, Canada (Details)

  • Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Canada (Details)

  • University of São Paulo, Brazil (Details)

  • InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) for Health (Details)

  • World Federation of Academic Institutions for Global Health (WFAIGH) (Details)

  • Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) (Details)

  • Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

  • Peking Union Medical College, China (Details)

  • Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russian Federation (Details)