Accelerating global health: pathways to health equity for the G20

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of investing in strong health systems for countries to be able to respond to the myriad health issues that continue to confront the world—from climate change, antimicrobial resistance, and the threat of future pandemics, to chronic diseases that account for seven of every 10 deaths worldwide. G20 member states are in a unique position to tackle these urgent issues at the G20 Summit in New Delhi in September 2023. These countries account for 85 percent of global GDP, over 75 percent of global trade, and approximately two-thirds of the world’s total population. Given that sustainable development and good health and well-being for all (SDG 3) are deeply intertwined, addressing global health inequity should be at the centrestage of the G20’s primary objectives of promoting financial stability and economic growth.