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India, beneath its G20 presidency, has proposed a medical countermeasure coordination platform that can assist set norms and standards for the widespread public good, fairness and a voice for the worldwide south to successfully take care of challenges of any Covid-like pandemic.

The mechanism will give attention to strengthening the worldwide software of digital well being, Dr Lakshmi Narasimhan Balaji, Senior Adviser Health, UNICEF, mentioned on Sunday.

He is attending the third G20 Health Working Group assembly being held right here from June 4 to 6.

“It took shut to one and half years through the Covid pandemic to get a fuller understanding of the challenges associated to fairness and that the world just isn’t secure if each nation just isn’t safe when it comes to having the ability to management any outbreak.  “G20 and G7 are highly effective push mechanisms to get a world settlement. The medical countermeasure precedence paper talks a couple of platform with a regulatory mechanism and guidelines of engagement among the many international locations,” Balaji informed PTI.

He mentioned India has proposed to set up a coordinating mechanism on medical countermeasures at WHO.

The third Health Working Group Meeting of G20 beneath India’s presidency will voice the challenges of the worldwide south and contribute to establishing regional networks catering to vaccine therapeutics, analysis and manufacturing networks and the creation of a world medical countermeasures coordination platform, officers have mentioned.

India’s G20 presidency focuses on three priorities within the well being observe.

One of the priorities is well being emergency prevention, preparedness and response with a give attention to anti-microbial resistance and the One Health framework.

The different is strengthening cooperation within the pharmaceutical sector with a give attention to entry and availability to secure, efficient, high quality and inexpensive medical countermeasures. The third is digital well being improvements and options to support common well being protection and enhance healthcare service supply.  In collaboration with these priorities, co-branded occasions and facet occasions can be hosted for every well being working group assembly that concentrates on an rising facet within the well being sector such because the Medical Value Travel, the impression of local weather change on well being, the appliance and relevance of conventional drugs within the well being sector in the present day.

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