G20 Partnership Report Launch ‘Healthy Nations – Sustainable Economies: How Innovation Can Better Ensure Health For All’ in the UK House of Commons
On 5 March 2019, 21 leading cross-sectoral global organisations, representing over 1,000 collaborators launched the report “Healthy Nations – Sustainable Economies: How Innovation Can Better Ensure Health For All” in the UK House of Commons. The report was authored by Professor David L. Heymann MD, Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House.
We were grateful for the keynote remarks delivered by the renowned economist Lord Jim O’Neill and by Mr Takashi Okada, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Japan, who spoke on behalf of the G20 Japanese Presidency. We were also honoured to count key health and finance experts and policy makers among our panellists, including Mrs Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division at the OECD, Mrs Andrea Lucard, Executive Vice President of External Relations at Medicines for Malaria Venture, as well as Parliamentarians Alison McGovern MP and Stephen Twigg MP from the Labour Party and Conservative Nigel Evans MP.
The speakers discussed the content of the report, which highlights existing and new models for innovative technologies and financing mechanisms to address pressing global health challenges. Policy makers, health and finance experts, academics, business representatives and NGOs called for more cross-sectoral partnership models between the governments, the private sector and philanthropic organisations. With this report, the Partnership will pave the need to invest in human capital during the course of the G20 Presidency in Japan in 2019.