She said this in a video while expressing her gratitude to India for recognizing and prioritizing health under its G20 presidency. The WHO Regional Director said, “The first is digital health, the future of health. India’s G20 presidency focuses on consolidating the existing digital health initiatives and fostering equity in health care by amplifying efforts to incorporate tools such as
. “She said that the WHO and G20 India presidency launched a new Global Initiative on Digital Health last month which aims to support this transformation.”
“Under India’s presidency, the G20 has also prioritised strengthening of health emergency preparedness and response with a focus on anti-microbial resistance and One Health Framework which recognizes the interconnection between people, animals, and plants and their shared environment to withstand future shocks not just from
,” Dr. Singh said.”Another key priority aims to strengthen cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector with a focus on ensuring availability and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable medical countermeasures like
Towards this, G20 Health Ministers meeting in Gandhinagar (Gujarat) last month extended their support for a WHO-led inclusive consultative process for the development of an interim medical countermeasures’ coordination mechanism.
- India’s G20 Presidency – (https://g20.mygov.in/)