“It is important to highlight that the treatment of issues such as antimicrobial resistance and the financing of universal health coverage are issues present today in all international health forums and represent a danger to economic stability as a whole.” (G20 Argentina 2018)
SDG Focus Points For G20 Partnership
Innovative Funding for Health
Professor David L. Heymann
Healthy Nations. Sustainable Economies.
How innovation can better ensure health for all.
”This report by the G20 Health and Development Partnership sets out to support the need to invest in human capital in terms of global health. It is a holistic approach that blends economies and health so that wealth and the health of nations are united in a new priority for government, society and the economic actors in the rest of the century.Lord Jim O'NeillChair, Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House London
The G20 Global Health and Development Partnership is an advocacy organisation that aims to ensure that G20 countries are coordinating their health innovation strategy to tackle the growing burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases globally. The Partnership emerged on an informal basis initially functioning as an informal coalition of like-minded organisations. The Partnership emerged over several months of consultation and policy dialogue that included a lynchpin “G20 Global Health Innovation” roundtable in Berlin on April 28th, 2017. The event brought together a wider eclectic group of experts representing a broad set of international partnerships, with discussions culminating in a Rapporteur’s Report as well as a Call to Action signed by over a hundred individuals and organisations.
Following broad interest to build on the initiative, Sovereign Sustainability and Development (SSD) was created in late 2017 to act as the convener and secretariat of the Partnership. In consultation with a number of key stakeholders and confirmation from the Government of Argentina that health would remain a focus of the G20 under its Presidency, a Working Session was scheduled in the UK Houses of Parliament in December 2017 in order to collectively plot a course for the Partnership.