Science Academies call for G20 action to improve global health

In a joint statement, presented to Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel today, science academies from G20 states came together to highlight the challenge of communicable and non-communicable disease to global health and the economy. 

The statement offers strategies and tools to tackle communicable and non-communicable diseases and to strengthen public health systems. The joint document will provide a basis for consultations to be held at the annual Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Group of Twenty taking place on 7 and 8 July 2017.

 his is the first time that the science and research community have played an active role in shaping global action to improve health worldwide at G20 Summit consultations.

The statement, led in the UK by The Royal Society with support from the Academy of Medical Sciences, will be given to Chancellor Merkel at a meeting of the G20’s Science Academies taking place in Germany today.

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