Milken Institute School of Public Health joins M8 Alliance

Milken Institute School of Public Health recently became one of three new members of the M8 Alliance. The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities, and National Academies is a network of 28 leading academic institutions in 19 countries all committed to improving global health.

The M8 Alliance promotes a platform for global and public health development by bringing together decision-makers from academia, politics, the private sector, and industry to develop science-based solutions to health challenges worldwide. Important to public health is that every year, the M8 Alliance hosts the “World Health Summit,” a major global health conference in Berlin, and a regional summit in a different part of the world. At the end of each World Health Summit, the M8 issues recommendations for action through the M8 Declaration. With over 2,500 participants from 100 countries and over 300 speakers, the World Health Summit is the world’s leading strategic forum for global health.

Adnan Hyder, PhD, MD, MPH, senior associate dean for research and professor of global health at Milken Institute School of Public Health, led the request for membership at the M8 Alliance Assembly. He looks forward to engaging with the M8 Alliance in the upcoming regional summit in Uganda in April 2020.

“This is a major step forward for our school to be part of such a strong global alliance and participation in a major health summit to further our university mission of global preeminence in research and education,” Hyder said.