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2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030

Current context: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare inaugurated the ‘2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products Achieving the SDGs 2030’ on 19th Nov 19 in New Delhi.
2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030
  • The conference was held to analyse possibilities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3) - Good Health and Well-being, at ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  • The conference aimed to find solutions and measures on issues surrounding provisioning of affordable, quality medical products as part of public health care delivery systems.
  • The main objective of the 2019 World Conference is to track the progress on recommendations made in 2018 World Conference for accessing medical products.
  • The theme of the conference was ‘Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and innovation’.
  • The 2019 World Conference seeks to take forward the international and national agenda on access to medical products.
  • The conference is a follow on from the “2017 and 2018 World Conference on Access to Medical Products”, which was organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in November 2017 and October 2018.
  • The inaugural session saw the release of:
    1. Position Paper-2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products–Achieving the SDGs 2030’.
    2. White Paper on Safety of Rotavirus Vaccine in India: Smart Safety Surveillance Approach’.
    3. The ‘National Guidelines for Gene Therapy Product Development and Clinical Trials’.

Question: 

Q.1 What was the theme of the 2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products Achieving the SDGs 2030?
a. Innovation and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)
b. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)
c. Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and innovation
d. Innovation and Medicine
2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030 2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030 Reviewed by Neha Verma on November 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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