LONDON: G7 nations have aimed to join forces to end the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthen health care systems worldwide to counter future outbreaks, according to a draft declaration leaders are expected to make.
The G7 summit of heads of state and government is scheduled to be in Cornwall, England, from Friday through Sunda.The group consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and the EU's high representative.
The group is reportedly set to pledge to "strengthen our collective defences to better prevent, detect, and respond to, and recover from, future pandemics through effective multilateral action and a strengthened global health system",
The leaders are also expected to pledge to champion an integrated and systems-based One Health approach across all aspects of pandemic prevention, preparedness, detection and response and work to foster a healthier planet.
The declaration also says that the leaders agree to "further develop medium- and long-term global health financing mechanisms to leverage funding from a wide range of sources, including public, private, philanthropic and international financial institution funds, in order to facilitate recovery and build back better resilient, inclusive and sustainable health systems".