G 20 Academies Statement: strategies for improving global health

Communicable (infectious) and non-communicable (non-infectious) diseases seriously endanger individual wellbeing and global health, and threaten the global economy. Strong short- and long-term evidence-based strategies are needed. 
  • the strengthening of healthcare and public health systems, 
  • applying existing and emerging knowledge, 
  • addressing the broader social and environmental determinants of health, 
  • reducing serious risk factors for disease through education and promotion of healthy life styles, 
  • ensuring access to health resources globally, and 
  • enhancing and extending robust strategies for surveillance and information-sharing. 
Furthering research is a prerequisite for providing knowledge and new tools to meet these challenges.
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