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Jul. 1, 2019
30. Health is a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive economic growth. We recall our commitment to
moving towards achieving universal health coverage according to national contexts and priorities. We look
forward to the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Primary health care including access to medicines, vaccination, nutrition, water and sanitation, health
promotion and disease prevention is a cornerstone for advancing health and inclusion. We will strengthen
health systems with a focus on quality including through enhancing health workforce and human resources
for policy development and promoting public and private sector innovation, such as cost-effective and
appropriate digital and other innovative technologies. Recognizing the importance of sustainable financing
for health, we will call for greater collaboration between health and finance authorities in accordance with
the G20 Shared Understanding on the Importance of UHC Financing in Developing Countries, to which our
commitment was affirmed by our Finance and Health Ministers at their Joint Session. We encourage
international organizations and all stakeholders to collaborate effectively and we look forward to the
upcoming presentation of the global action plan for healthy lives and well-being for all.
31. We will promote healthy and active ageing through policy measures to address health promotion,
prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and through people-centered,
multi-sectoral, community-based integrated health and long-term care over the life course in accordance
with national context including demographic trends. We will implement comprehensive set of policies to
address dementia, including promoting risk reduction and sustainable provision of long-term care as well as
inclusive societies aiming to improve quality of lives of people with dementia and caregivers.
32. We are committed to improving public health preparedness and response including strengthening our
own core capacities and supporting capacities of other countries in compliance with the World Health
Organization (WHO) International Health Regulations (2005). We will support countries suffering from the
current Ebola outbreak in Africa, through both timely financial and technical assistance and in line with the
central coordination responsibility that WHO has for international responses to health emergencies. We will
work for the sustainability and efficiency of global health emergency financing mechanisms. We reaffirm our
commitment to eradicate polio as well as to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and look
forward to the success of the sixth replenishment of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
33. We will accelerate efforts based on the One-Health approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Recognizing the UN Secretary-General’sreport on AMR, which was informed by the recommendations of the
UN Interagency Coordination Group on AMR and other relevant initiatives, we encourage all stakeholders
including international organizations to act and coordinate on those items relevant to their missions that
contribute to global efforts to combat AMR. We recognize the need for policy measures for infection
prevention and reduction of excessive antimicrobial usage. Further action should be taken to promote
stewardship of and access to antimicrobials. Noting the ongoing work done by Global AMR R&D Hub, we will
promote R&D to tackle AMR. We call on interested G20 members and Global AMR R&D Hub to analyze push
and pull mechanisms to identify best models for AMR R&D and to report back to relevant G20 Ministers.