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Boosting equitable access and production of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines to confront Covid-19 on a global footing

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the devastating impact of a large-scale disease on global health and wellbeing, security and economies. It has also shown the importance of reliable preparedness systems, and international collaboration and co-ordination among diverse stakeholders. G20 leaders are actively encouraged to build on the lessons learned from the pandemic. These include: ensuring … Read more

Health systems: Strengthening preparedness

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased pressures on health systems across the world, exacerbating existing resource and capacity constraints. To guarantee health quality and efficiency for all, it is necessary for health systems to substantially increase their preparedness capabilities to be able to respond to crises while strengthening their core primary functions. This policy brief identifies … Read more

Regional collective action to address Covid-19 and prepare for future pandemics

The need for regional cooperation in addressing health threats and supporting preparedness is clear. Regional cooperation around COVID-19 has varied, reflecting disparities in political support, resources and health governance across regions, while highlighting the urgency for strengthening efforts to address the current pandemic and future crises. We recommend that G20 countries support regional organizations to … Read more

Implementing Good Health and Wellbeing

The current healthcare systems tend to be based predominantly on a sick-care model, the system is essentially one that waits until we have fallen ill. We face unprecedented challenges with global staff shortages predicted to be 18m by 2030 (BMJ). Healthcare costs have been rapidly rising over the past few decades. This unsustainable demand and … Read more

Wealth and Health: contribution of health businesses to recoupling

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed many fundamental aspects of our society. The world needs to transcend the challenges laid bare by the crisis. There is a clear need to move beyond today’s polarization to future guided by partnership and collaboration to create a better and fairer world. How can we better link wealth and health? … Read more

Keynote by Dennis Ostwald

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed many fundamental aspects of our society. The world needs to transcend the challenges laid bare by the crisis. There is a clear need to move beyond today’s polarization to future guided by partnership and collaboration to create a better and fairer world. How can we better link wealth and health?

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