Global Health Summit



  • Global Health Summit was organized by European Commission and Italy, as chair of the G20.


  • It is one of the most notable global gatherings to date to address the pandemic.
  • At the summit, G20 countries agreed to the Rome Declaration which sets out principles and guiding commitments to overcome the challenges posed by Covid-19.
  • These principles will help in promoting sustained financing with creation of an effective health system capabilities and capacities for Universal Health Coverage. Improve preparedness through early warning and coordinated response with resilience against current pandemic and future potential public health emergencies.

Key features of Rome Declaration

  • Support and enhance the existing multilateral health architecture for better preparedness, prevention, detection and response.
  • Appropriate and sustainable funding for collaborative global response efforts, especially the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.
  • Foster all-of-society and health-in-all policies approaches.
  • Invest in the worldwide health and care workforce.
  •  Promote the multilateral trading system and open, resilient, diversified, secure, efficient and reliable global supply chains related to health emergencies.
  • Increase the effectiveness of preparedness and response measures by supporting and promoting meaningful and inclusive dialogue.  
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