G20 nations pledge to strengthen health systems

09 July, Hamburg

The G20 nations, including India, today pledged to strengthen health systems and also combat the menace of antimicrobial resistance, AMR in Hamburg, Germany. The group termed AMR as a growing threat to public health and economic growth.

The declaration adopted by the nations said, they would aim to tackle the spread of AMR through implementation of their respective national action plans based on “one health” approach.

These nations recalled that universal health coverage is a goal adopted in the 2030 Agenda and recognised that strong health systems are important to effectively address health crises. The grouping also pledged to strive to fully eradicate polio.

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