Berlin Declaration of the G20 Health Ministers

  • The Health Ministers of G20 countries met in Berlin from May 19-20, 2017 to negotiate and finalise the Berlin Declaration of the G20 Health Ministers.
  • This was the first time that health ministers from G20 countries have met as per the G20 format, which was initiated 19 years ago.
  • The Declaration aims at putting global health on the G20 agenda and supporting leading intergovernmental organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and agencies of the United Nations (UN) in addressing global health challenges.
  • Recognising the need for a global coordinated response, the Declaration addresses areas of global health crises management, augmentation of health systems and antimicrobial resistance and calls for joint commitment and action to ensure a healthier future.

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