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April 28, 2017

Global health coalition urges G20 pledge on pandemics and neglected diseases

The Coalition of Global Health Organisations has called on the G20 to provide leadership in combating pandemics, drug resistance, and major poverty-related and neglected diseases.

This "Call to Action", launched in Berlin on Friday April 28, strongly urges the G20 to commit investment in research, innovation and development of innovative health technologies to counter threats posed by Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases (PRNDs) and pandemics.

We call on the G20 to agree to take the following actions:

Provide political support to address the inter-related issues of AMR, pandemic preparedness/ response and PRNDs

Increase financial support and its co-ordination across the G20 and partner countries to ensure sustainable, long-term funding for global health innovation, with a focus on AMR, pandemic preparedness/ response and PRNDs.

Encourage business, philanthropic organizations and other financing institutions from the G20 to increase investment in global health innovation, in the interrelated areas of AMR, pandemic preparedness / response and PRNDs.

Mobilize G20 public health and scientific expertise to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both neglected and major poverty diseases by:

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The Coalition includes the following organisations:

 

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