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G77: India bats for digital health

India strongly batted for digital health at the recently concluded G77 Summit in Havana.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) appreciated Cuba for its efforts in hosting the Summit.

“The Global Initiative on Digital Health (GIDH), launched in Gandhinagar last month, aims to develop a WHO-managed network for standards-based digital health transformation through convergences in digital health from around the globe. The potential role of evidence-based Traditional and Complementary Medicine (T&CM) in health and WHO’s efforts led to the first-ever Global Traditional Medicine Summit this year,” MEA Secretary (West) said at the G77 Annual Ministerial Meeting.

“The call to strength of our common cause began early this year in January with 125 countries in the Voice of the Global South Summit which showed the direction of our G20 Presidency. Ergo, 32 of the 87 deliverables from the G20 Summit have been in the interest of the Global South.

He said a ground-breaking achievement was the inclusion into the G20 of the African Union as a permanent member and as a permanent voice of the Global South within the G20.

“This sits perfectly with the theme of our discussions today because the African continent now has a significant role in decision-making on global economic and financial issues. This is an unprecedented and seminal development. The call to strengthen our common cause began early this year in January with 125 countries in the Voice of the Global South Summit which showed the direction of our G20 Presidency. Ergo, 32 of the 87 deliverables from the G20 Summit have been in the interest of the Global South,” he said.

He said the G20 has agreed to more effective MDBs by enhancing their operating models, improving responsiveness and accessibility, and substantially increasing financing capacity for development impact.
MB Bureau

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