October 29, 2012: This year, the 4th World Health Summit was held on October 21-24 in Berlin, Germany. The 2012 Summit was themed “Research for Health and Sustainable Development,” and focused on finding innovative solutions for NCDs and conditions of global concerns, including unhealthy lifestyles. The three-day interactive event featured a number of “multi-stakeholder panels” under patronage of Angela Markel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our President, Dr. Sania Nishtar was a panelist at the session on “Governance for a Healthy Planet: Are we building new silos? How to combine the priority health agendas? MDGs, NCDs, SDH”. The session was chaired by Ilona Kickbusch and Anders Nordström. Other panelists included Kate Gilmore, Bjorn Oddens, and Marleen Temmermann.