The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies is a collaborative network of academic institutions known for their educational and research excellence. It 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 19 members from 15 different countries different countries, all of them 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” translation of research, as well as the transformation of present medical care approaches to treating the ill – 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.
FMUSP was the first Latin American institution to join the M8 Alliance.