Union Minister Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar emphasizes the integration of One Health-based surveillance systems.
In an effort to address the ongoing threat of pandemics and strengthen global healthcare systems, the G20 India Presidency successfully conducted the 3rd Health Working Group (HWG) Meeting in Hyderabad, Telangana. The meeting brought together esteemed dignitaries, including Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, to discuss crucial strategies and partnerships.
Partnership and Resilient Health Systems are Key, says Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar
During her address, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar emphasized the importance of partnerships and the need to focus on resilient health systems, with primary health at their core. She highlighted the significance of the G20 platform in building trust, sharing knowledge, and achieving meaningful impact through collaboration. Dr Pawar also stressed the availability of safe and effective medical countermeasures and proposed an end-to-end Global Medical Countermeasure (MCM) ecosystem. Her call to action urged G20 countries to create an interim platform guided by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) process.
Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems and Universal Healthcare
Union Minister of Tourism, Shri G Kishan Reddy, acknowledged the contribution of Indian traditional knowledge systems, particularly Ayurveda and Yoga, to global healthcare. He emphasized India’s commitment to achieving universal healthcare for all by 2030 and positioned India as a go-to destination for medical value travel. Shri Reddy also highlighted India’s recognition as the “Pharmacy of the World” and the significant role played by Genome Valley in Hyderabad, which contributes to a third of the world’s vaccine production.
Prof S P Singh Baghel Emphasizes Continuous Interventions in Health Sector
Prof S P Singh Baghel, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, emphasized the importance of continuous interventions in the health sector at regional, national, and global levels. He stressed that a sustainable health system is essential for building a sustainable economy. Prof Baghel commended the G20 Joint Finance and Health Task Force for prioritizing financing health systems and societies during emergencies. He highlighted the need to integrate global health initiatives, such as the G7 and G20, for a fit-for-purpose global health architecture.