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G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Meeting

Published on October 20, 2019
Current context: The G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Meeting was held under the Presidency of Japan in Okayama City, Japan on 19th-20th October 2019.
G20 Okayama Health Ministers’ Meeting
  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan attended the Minister’s Meeting from India.
  • He highlighted India’s Vision for its projected 20% elderly population by 2050, mentioned the public health measures being taken to tackle dementia in India, Ayushman Bharat, FIT India Movement and Eat Right Campaign.
  • The deliberations of the G 20 Health Ministers focused on four major global health issues:
    1. Achievement of Universal Health Coverage
    2. Response to population aging
    3. Management of health risks
    4. Health security management including Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)
  • The G20 Health Ministers meeting concluded by adopting the “Okayama Declaration of the G 20 Health Ministers”. The declaration endorses the Commitment of G20 countries to address the major global health issues, towards an inclusive and sustainable world.
  • G20 members have committed to continue this dialogue during the upcoming G20 presidency in Saudi Arabia.

Question: 

Q.1 The Okayama Declaration was recently adopted by _______?
a. BRICS
b. G7
c. G20
d. SAARC
e. None of the above
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