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Ministry encourages G20 member countries to form global health system

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us the lesson that no one is safe until everyone is safe. To achieve safety for all, the ministry promotes the formation of a global health system.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Ministry of Health encourages G20 member countries to strengthen synergy in building and forming a global health system.

The G20 is an international forum of 19 countries working together to address major issues. Indonesia holds the presidency of the grouping this year.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us the lesson that no one is safe until everyone is safe,” health ministry G20 spokeswoman Siti Nadia Tarmizi said on Monday. .

“To realize safety for all, the ministry promotes the formation of a global health system,” she said.

The development of a global health system is driven by enhancing synergies and mobilizing financial resources as well as essential health care, she noted.

“At the same time, (it’s being done by) leveraging the global genomics data platform that scientists around the world trust,” she noted.

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Moreover, the funding mechanism is vital to help countries in need and to respond to health issues during the pandemic in the future, according to Tarmizi.

“We must support the formation of an appropriate financial intermediary fund through funding from G20 countries and the health task force,” she noted.

“The fund alone is not enough. In the future, we should build a mechanism to strengthen and mobilize resources, so that every country can access emergency medical mitigation in the event of a crisis,” she said. affirmed.

She also underlined the need to consolidate and efforts to strengthen the existing multi-sector partnership.

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“Partnerships that have been established throughout the endemic and pandemic should continue to be strengthened or become more permanent. These partnerships can help countries manage pandemics effectively in the future,” she said. affirmed.

Through the statement, the ministry is also pushing for the harmonization of global standards of health protocols deemed capable of promoting global mobility and accelerating economic recovery.

The harmonization is being conducted through a risk-based approach while considering other factors, such as disease epidemiology and health system capacity, she explained.

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