Health Ministers of the G20 countries in a virtual meeting on Sunday acknowledged that the pandemic coronavirus has revealed systemic weaknesses of health systems, said in a statement released following the meeting, its organizers headed by the current Chairman of the "big twenty" Saudi Arabia.
"Ministers of health acknowledged that the pandemic COVID-19 highlighted the systemic weaknesses in the health systems. It also showed the vulnerability of the global ability to prevent and respond to the threat of a pandemic. The Ministers considered the need to improve global health systems through the exchange of knowledge and bridge the gap in the response capacity and readiness," the statement reads.
The participants of the meeting discussed the necessary measures to enhance pandemic preparedness, the use of digital solutions during the current and future pandemics, focusing on patient safety and the importance of adding value to health systems and address the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest world health organization, worldwide there were more than 2.24 million infections, more than 152 thousand people died.