The G20 Health Ministers held a virtual meeting to further coordinate efforts in combatting COVID-19.
G20 Ministers affirmed that people’s health is at the heart of all decisions taken to protect lives, tackle illness, strengthen global health security, and alleviate the socio-economic impacts resulting from COVID-19, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The ministers addressed the need to improve global health systems by sharing knowledge and closing the gap in response capabilities and readiness.
The meeting also addressed necessary actions to improve pandemic preparedness, the importance of utilizing digital solutions in current and future pandemics, the emphasis on patient safety and the importance of improving value in health systems as well as antimicrobial resistance.
G20 Health Ministers noted that they will take any further actions that may be required to contain the pandemic and will reconvene again as necessary.