The G20 New Delhi declaration has received praise from healthcare experts for its emphasis on developing a strong and resilient healthcare system and addressing the issue of anti-microbial resistance. Under India’s presidency, the G20 summit identified three major health priorities: strengthening global health infrastructure, delivering healthcare services, and providing universal health coverage.
Digital health was one of the primary priorities discussed at the G20 conference. The declaration recognized the importance of preparing for future health crises and highlighted the need for cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector to ensure the availability of safe, effective, quality, and affordable medical countermeasures. Dr. Girdhar Gyani, Director General of the Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI), described the G20 Delhi Declaration as a crucial moment in the global healthcare scenario.
The declaration also placed a strong emphasis on mental health, acknowledging the need for access to mental health and psychosocial support services. Another significant aspect highlighted in the declaration was the importance of tackling anti-microbial resistance. The integration of research and development, infection prevention measures, and surveillance of antibiotic consumption were identified as crucial in preserving the efficacy of antibiotics for future generations.
Digital health was recognized as a key element in enhancing the efficiency and accessibility of healthcare systems. The G20 New Delhi Leaders’ declaration emphasized the importance of primary healthcare and essential health services, which will play a significant role in improving healthcare infrastructure, especially in underserved areas.
The G20 New Delhi Declaration goes beyond healthcare and also addresses the urgent need to combat climate change and secure sustainable energy sources. The declaration aims to create a more sustainable and resilient future for the world.
In the coming years, it is hoped that the sentiments of the G20 New Delhi Declaration will be echoed through tangible measures that address pressing issues such as climate change, biodiversity, poverty alleviation, and digital transformation. The declaration sets a foundation for a better and more resilient future for the global community.
– The G20 New Delhi declaration
– Dr. Girdhar Gyani, Director General of the Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI)
– Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Hospitals
– Kamal Narayan, CEO, IHW Council.