The 2018 G20 Health Ministerial Meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina, concluded on October 4th with a joint declaration on concrete health policy proposals.

The document considers health a key aspect for sustainable development and calls for a further strengthening health systems. It also recommends concrete actions to address global issues such as antimicrobial resistance, and with commitments for “increasing the level of awareness on the prudent and responsible use and disposal of antibiotics of all healthcare providers, veterinarians, farmers and food producers and of the general public.”

In the declaration, the G20 also mentions JPIAMR together with GARDP, UNITAD, CARB-X and the TB-Alliance, welcoming the work of these leading international initiatives.

Please view the full declaration here.