Global Health has been an essential working group in past C20 summits, reflecting the healthcare issues of the day. Nothing highlighted inequities, inequalities, and the limitations of our existing healthcare systems around the globe as starkly as the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, as the focus shifts from vaccination, we intend to address how to reinforce global healthcare systems and addressing gaps made more apparent by the pandemic.The C20 Integrated Holistic Health working group will comprise seven subgroups with areas of focus that include mental health, nutrition, women’s and children’s health, elderly care, holistic health approaches, One Health, and the reduction of noncommunicable diseases.
Efforts to address these concerns should take a holistic approach that addresses the physical, emotional, environmental, and social components to health. Solutions should consider the many barriers that prevent access to health care and limit individuals’ ability to lead a healthy lifestyle. Traditional medicine systems, such as Ayurveda, can play a significant role in making holistic health an integral part of the global healthcare system. Delving into these areas of focus, the working group aims to widen the discussions on different facets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being. The discussions will bring together health professionals, educators, and leaders from across the public health landscape to formulate policies that support global health and well-being
Ways to participate in C20
Make your voice heard at the G20’s 2023 Summit in India. Health focused Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from around the globe are invited to join us for our summit in Faridabad near Delhi April 7-9. In person and online participation available.
Each one of us influences the health of our society. The #YouAreTheLight campaign is a platform for all to share their experiences of health problems in society and suggest solutions to be included in our policy pact for the G20.
Amma sees the whole world as a flower. Each petal represents a nation. If one petal is infested with pests, it will affect the other petals as well. The beauty of the whole flower suffers. It is the responsibility of each and every one of us to protect and nurture this flower. All living beings in creation are interdependent. The rhythm of Nature depends upon humanity. It’s necessary to maintain the rhythm of the mind and body for the sake of our health and lifespan, for the sake of humankind and Nature.