In 2016 World Health Summit (WHS), held on October 8, 2016 in Berlin, TUMS was elected by unanimous vote as the new member of the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies, the only member from the MENA region.
M8 Alliance is a consortium that includes a group of pioneer world universities and cultural centers created in the 2009 World Health Summit. The mission of the m8 Alliance is to improve and develop relations and communications between top world universities.
Annually, the members of this Alliance choose the World Health Summit as a platform of presenting and pursuing this grand aim. The M8 Alliance strives to transform theoretical and fundamental research and experiments of the health arena into practical medical and health solution to tackle global health- and medical-related issues and challenges.
According to Dr. Jafarian (Tums President), prior to TUMS’s recent membership, 23 members from Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, France, Canada, Taiwan, Portugal, Italy, Uganda and China comprised the M8 Alliance.
The joining of TUMS to the M8 Alliance started from a year ago and entered a more practical phase during the visit of Professor Detlev Ganten, President of the World Health Summit to Iran. Dr. Jafarian emphasized that the recent membership of TUMS shows the great potential of this university and can connect TUMS better than ever to the global network of health decision.
News Courtesy: GSIA