The Committee made modification and extensions to existing recommendations
🔷 vaccinating 40% of people in all countries by year end
🔷 following a risk-based approach to gatherings and international travel
🆕 increasing access to WHO recommended therapeutics
I also thanked Prime Minister @MarinSanna, for being a patron of the @WHO Economics of #HealthForAll Council, and for committing an additional €1 million to support the Council and health security preparedness. Together! #WHS2021
Thanks 🇯🇵 for hosting #RCM72, & all the @WHOWPRO countries for your hard work & support for @WHO at this critical time. We remain committed to ending the #COVID19 pandemic together, & to building forward better, in line with your “For the Future” vision.
Pleased to meet @ABorreroVega, Vice President of #Ecuador. We discussed 🇪🇨's whole of society approach to tackling the #COVID19 pandemic & vaccinating its people to reach @WHO#VaccinEquity targets. We agreed on the importance of the local production of vaccines beyond COVID-19.
@DrTedros@GlobalGoalsUN "My thanks to Professor @MazzucatoM and all Council members for their ongoing work. The independent analysis & evidence they produce can inform the decision-making of both heads of state & ministers of finance, as they strive to make the best policy choices for health"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros@GlobalGoalsUN "The Council is proposing bold, concrete actions for governments and multilateral organizations, in three major areas: creating fiscal space, the direction of investment, and the governance of public and private finance"-@DrTedros#WHS2021
@DrTedros@GlobalGoalsUN "We welcome the Council’s formulation that we need a radical redirection in economic thinking for 🌍 health. It's time to move away from thinking of health as a component of the economy, and instead look at how the economy can support the societal goal of #HealthForAll"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros@GlobalGoalsUN "And we asked it to consider a wide range of policies addressing innovation, industry, employment and environmental policies, and to reflect on growth that is inclusive of health and wellbeing, for countries in all income levels"-@DrTedros#WHS2021
@DrTedros@GlobalGoalsUN "We tasked the council with coming up with new ideas that are not only bold and innovative, but also practical, to guide and support countries as they invest in health, in order to achieve the greatest benefit for their populations"-@DrTedros#WHS2021
@DrTedros "We want to foster and promote innovations and actions that transform local and global health systems, and to accelerate progress towards the health-related targets in the @GlobalGoalsUN, including universal health coverage"-@DrTedros#WHS2021
@DrTedros "Our aims are not modest: we want to fundamentally change the way that international financial institutions, national leaders and their finance ministries think about and value health"-@DrTedros#WHS2021
@DrTedros "It is clear that achieving #HealthForAll demands that we reach beyond WHO’s traditional counterparts in the health sector, including to those responsible for making national economic policies"-@DrTedros#WHS2021
@DrTedros "Why have we created the Economics of #HealthForAll Council?
The answer goes back to the WHO Constitution, written 70+ years ago, which affirms that the “enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being”"-@DrTedros
The Emergency Committee agreed that #COVID19 remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. @DrTedros accepted the advice of the Committee & issued the Committee’s advice to States Parties as Temporary Recommendations under the IHR.
@DrTedros@MazzucatoM@g20org "This does not just mean more money. It means making the better, smarter, and sustained investments that are needed to achieve #HealthForAll. It is time for a new paradigm. We have to consider financing for health as a long-term investment, not as a short-term cost"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros@MazzucatoM@g20org "The Council is proposing bold, concrete actions for governments and multilateral organizations, in three major areas: creating fiscal space, the direction of investment, and the governance of public and private financing for health"-@DrTedros#HealthForAll#WHS2021
@DrTedros@MazzucatoM@g20org "The new policy brief, on financing #HealthForAll, proposes a radical shift in economic thinking for global health: instead of looking at health as a piece of the economy, it's time to look at how the economy can support the societal goal of Health for All"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros@MazzucatoM@g20org "Ministries of Finance, Trade, Labor, Infrastructure, Environment & so many others – incl. heads of state, intl. financial institutions & the private sector - must be at the table, must take responsibility and tackle the great challenge of #HealthForAll together"-@DrTedros