G7 Development and Health Ministers’ Meeting

Berlin, 19.5.2022 - In the G7 Development Ministers' Meeting Communiqué the G7 Ministers reaffirm their support for health systems strengthening in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in line with the WHO Roadmap and the new Kigali Declaration. The focus is on the development and distribution of new tools for equitable and sustainable access to safe, effective and quality-assured vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics against neglected tropical diseases and on WASH interventions, as well as on promoting the further integration of NTD health services as part of a comprehensive approach to primary health care.

Also, in the Joint Statement of the G7 Health and Development Ministers, the G7 Ministers stressed that numerous current crises should not divert attention from other issues such as HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, polio, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), sexual and reproductive health and rights, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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