17 September 2023, G20&G7HDP Side Event on UHC and NCDs, United Nations General Assembly, New York
The G20&G7HDP co-hosted an event with the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) and Roche, at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, on Universal Health Coverage and non-communicable diseases. Our chair, Alan Donnelly, spoke on the need to place primary health care at the centre of our national and international strategies to avoid talking about health in an abstract way and achieve universal health coverage.
Keynote remarks from Thomas Östros, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, focused on the inequality in access to health systems that remains post-pandemic, with the EIB working hard to position health as a building block to further social and economic stability.
The discussion, was joined by panellists Michael Oberreiter, Head of Global Access, Roche, Felicitas Riedl, Director of Innovation and Competitiveness, European Investment Bank, Alison Cox, Policy and Advocacy Director, NCD Alliance, and Dr Ethel Leonor Noia Maciel, Secretary for Health Surveillance and Environment, Ministry of Health, Brazil.
21-22 June 2023, H20 Summit, United Nations Headquarters, Geneva
We hosted the annual Health20 Summit on 21-22 June 2023 in Geneva at the United Nations Headquarters. We brought together G20 and G7 policymakers, government ministers, multilateral organizations, the global health community, the private sector, economists and investors, civil society and academia, where concrete recommendations to the G20 Presidency were established ahead of this year’s G20 Leader’s, Finance, and Health Ministerial meetings. The Summit was opened by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO.
The first day focused on the role of global health in times of multipolar crises and the need for more proactive cohesiveness between the G20 and G7. The report, ‘The Roadmap to Sustainable Finance in Health’ was launched, which highlighted the misalignment between the health and finance community. The second day took stock of current political initiatives within the G20+ and their impact on rising challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance, the digital transformation, and climate change.
23 May 2023, G20&G7HDP Technical Meeting, World Health Assembly, Geneva
At our technical meeting, we announced our new G20 & G7 Health and Development name and logo along with our partners, ambassadors, and G7 delegates at the IFPMA. The change reflects and builds on the increased collaboration we have had with both the G20 & G7 presidencies over the last seven years since our inception. In times of multipolar challenges, there is an increased need to converge and strengthen multilateral agendas and create stronger ties between public and private sectors to tackle global challenges and meet the UN SDG 3 targets by 2030.
17-19 April 2023, 2nd G20 Health Working Group, Goa, India
The G20&G7HDP attended the 2nd G20 Health Working Group with our Executive Director as official delegate. The working group focused on digital health, leveraging digital technologies to improve global healthcare services & achieve universal health coverage and the link between health and climate change.
Our Executive Director, Hatice Beton, stressed the importance of bridging the gap between the investors’ community and the digital health providers to unlock new catalytic funding to scale up AI solutions in health.
11 April 2023, International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings Side-Event, Washington DC
The IMF Spring Side event, hosted by the Open Society Foundations at their DC offices focused around investigating existing and new sustainable financing mechanisms to help close funding gaps in global health and achieve the UN SDG targets by 2030. Keynote speakers included Dr Andrew Ullman, Member of German Parliament and Baronness Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
The content and discussion of the roundtable heard the point of views from politicians, international organizations like the World Bank and global health organizations and supported the development of our report on sustainable financing “The Roadmap to Sustainable Finance”. The report, now published, provides a technical overview of the current methodology to assess health metrics that was developed by the WifOR Institute and outlines concrete examples of how innovative and sustainable finance methods have been used in G20+ economies to close the fiscal space on health in national economies.
9 March 2023, H20 Dialogue: Health Metrics in the European Semester Cycle, European Parliament, Brussels
The G20&G7HDP organized an high-level roundtable in the European Parliament, supported by Members of the European Institutions from across parties and committees, discussed the economic interdependencies between health and the overall economy, how health metrics can be integrated into the European Semester Cycle, and how a common set of metrics in the EU 27 would help member states measure health investments as well as identify existing and new mechanisms of health financing.
The event was co-hosted by Sandro Gozi MEP and Global Ambassador for the Partnership and Sara Cerdas Members MEP and member of the Parliamentary Council for the Partnership.
1-2 September 2022, Health20 Summit, World Health Organisation Headquarters, Geneva
We organised our flagship summit at the World Health Organisation Headquarters in Geneva. The summit, organised by the G20&G7HDP and co-hosted by Think20, the official engagement group of G20 – brought together key players in the global health community with over 70 expert speakers making recommendations on investment in pandemic preparedness, preventing non-communicable diseases, and antimicrobial resistance; as well as on global health architecture, digital health and diagnostics.
Exclusive Breakfast with the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, 31 May 2022, Paris
The G20 Health and Development Partnership collaborated with the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union to bring together partners and stakeholders to discuss the future of digital health in Europe via an exclusive breakfast.
The event was hosted by Sandro Gozi, Member of the European Parliament and Global Ambassador of the G20 Health and Development Partnership.
In a breakfast titled “Beyond COVID-19: Transforming the approach to digital healthcare in Europe through multisectoral collaboration”, invited breakfast guests had the opportunity to discuss the priorities of the French Presidency of the EU Council ahead of the e-Health network on the 1-2 June, where the implementation of the French priorities will take place. The event took place in collaboration with the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity in support of their Presidency agenda.
Roundtable in the German Bundestag
26 April 2022
G7 Presidency, Germany – The Future of the Global Health and Financing Architecture to Achieve the United Nations 2030 targets
The event was hosted by Prof. Dr. Andrew Ullmann MdB, Chair of the Sub-Committee on Global Health and FDP spokesperson on the Committee on Health; and Dr. Karamba Diaby MdB, Substitute Member of the Sub-Committee on Global Health. The dinner organised by The G20 Health and Development Partnership brought together representatives from the wider global health community (public, private, academia and civil society), G20 Embassies, Parliamentarians and Ministry representatives in Germany.
The discussions built on the G7 Presidency priorities of Germany and focus on the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roundtable on the financing of a new pandemic preparedness fund in collaboration with the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All, Washington DC, April 19, 2022
The G20 Health and Development Partnership convened a roundtable on the financing of a new pandemic preparedness fund in collaboration with the WHO Council on the Economics of Health For All on the eve of the G20 Finance Ministers meeting.
To support the discussions on how to achieve the goals set down in the G20 Leaders communique in Rome, the G20 Health and Development Partnership, an officially recognised engagement group of the Italian G20 Presidency, together with leaders in the global health community, held a high-level roundtable to examine a concrete framework required to a governance and secretariat structure of the JHFTF in support of the April IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings.
Delivering on the commitment of enhanced international coordination and robust sustainable finance structure will help to prevent and better manage the next global pandemic.
You can access the joint statement here.
A multi-sector approach to accelerating the digital health transformation
Online: 1 February 2022, 2-5pm CET
Ahead of the EU Health Ministerial Summit on 2nd February, The G20 Health and Development Partnership in collaboration with one of its partners Dedalus and endorsed by The French EU Council Presidency, organised a virtual event “Beyond COVID-19: a multi-sector approach to accelerating the digital health transformation”.
The virtual summit was the first in the series that will bring together European Health Ministers, policymakers, Members of the European Parliament, Global Health NGOs, European businesses in the digital health and health systems space.
This event is in support of Europe’s Digital Decade 2030 goals and the French Presidency of the European Council’s priorities on digital transformation. It is an official event in collaboration with the French Presidency of the European Council.
Creating our digital future by building on the past – read the Politico report on the event here
See more on the Beyond Covid-19 event here
World Heath Summit Berlin, October 2021
On the side-lines of the World Health Summit in Berlin, the G20 Health and Development Partnership convened a dinner with partners to reflect on the work of 2021 and the Italian G20 Presidency, whilst looking ahead towards the German G7 Presidency and Indonesia G20 Presidency in 2022. Partners looked ahead towards the upcoming Joint Health and Finance Ministers meeting, looking at what a successful outcome would be, as well as offering policy suggestions for 2022 for tackling COVID-19 and other pressing health challenges.
H20 Annual Summit, September 1-2, 2021, online
The G20 Health and Development Partnership hosts a H20 Summit annually in collaboration with the incumbent G20 Presidency, having first launched in 2018.
The 2021 H20 Summit was held online on 1-2 September with the support of the Italian G20 Presidency. 62 speakers from 51 organisations spoke across the two days, with 10 keynote speeches being delivered and 7 panels involving discussions on health financing, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic preparedness and digital health.
Over 1,000 people joined across the 2 days.
Visit the H20 Annual Summit site and access our recommendations h20annualsummit.com
The Overlooked Pandemic, Online Panel Discussion 18 March, 2021
The G20HDP held an Online Panel Discussion for the launch of the International Patient Safety Report: ‘The Overlooked Pandemic – How to Transform Patient Safety and Save Healthcare Systems’
COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges yet, with one in 10 patients still harmed whilst receiving clinical care in hospital, there has never been a more important time to ask how clinical leaders, healthcare systems, national governments and the international community must act to deliver effective solutions to the overlooked pandemic of patient safety.
“There is no doubt that improving patient safety must be a priority for health systems”
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organisation.