“We must strengthen our health services, including by enhancing our capacity to prepare for and respond to health emergencies. It is important to pay special attention to non-communicable diseases, mental health and digital innovation to improve health care by intercepting the needs of everyone in every social sphere. Here today we also confirm our support for a fairer and more transparent financing system that strengthens the role and commitment of Member States’.
This was said by the Minister of Health, Orazio Schillaci, during his address to the plenary session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, emphasising, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary, “the recognition of the centrality of WHO in the framework of the international health architecture and its leading role in global health policies”.
“Further steps must be taken in terms of equity, transparency, inclusion and participation,” he added, “and the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be realised so that no one is left behind. In the conviction of the centrality of health for global growth and for the prosperity and well-being of the entire international community, the Italian G7 Presidency will be in continuity with the work of those who preceded us, continuing the path of synergy and collaboration based on the principle of Health for All”.