Join us for the annual Health20 Summit in Geneva

21-22 June 2023 hosted by The G20 & G7 Health and Development Partnership

H20 Summit 2023: Geopolitical Order at a Turning Point and Implications on the Future of Health4All – The Power of Cohesiveness in the G20 & G7

2 days | 8 panels | 60+ speakers | 8 Fire-Side Discussions | A CALL TO ACTION to G20 Leaders, Health and Finance Ministers

G20 and G7 policymakers, government ministers, multilateral organisations, the global health community, the private sector, economists and investors, civil society and academia, will join discussions to build upon the recommendations of the G7 Leaders Declaration and ensure cohesiveness and assess the G20 Presidency priorities ahead of this year’s G20 Health-, Finance Ministerial and Leaders’ meetings.

The Summit will be opened by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO and Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth with further speakers to be announced shortly.

Day 1 – will focus on the role of global health in times of multipolar crises and the need for more proactive cohesiveness between the G20 and G7. The report “The Roadmap to Sustainable Finance in Health,” will be launched during the H20 and participants will highlight the misalignment between the health and finance community. They will discuss the trends in sustainable financing in health and assess the need to redesign the Global Health Architecture, given the multi-faceted challenges that impact Health4All including climate change, geopolitical turmoil, social exclusion and migration.

Day 2 – will take stock of current political initiatives within the G20+ and their impact on rising challenges, such as antimicrobial resistance. Further panels will discuss the opportunities to improve Health4All by harnessing AI solutions. Panellists will also evaluate the risks on this path, potentially manifesting or increasing inequitable access to healthcare and innovation, triggered, amongst others, by social exclusion. Finally, participants will discuss the impact of the gender divide on healthcare and external risks such as climate change.

Space for this Summit is very limited, so if you would like to RSVP, please email

Join us in Geneva for the Health20 Summit

The annual Health20 Summit is approaching on 21-22 June 2023, hosted by the G20 Health and Development Partnership at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Put it in your calendar!

The two-day Summit will see policymakers, global health and finance experts, and representatives from the private and public sectors discuss pressing global health issues, including health in the digital age, AMR, and sustainable financing to make concrete recommendations to the G20 and G7.

We will be launching our Finance Toolkit Report, which considers what sustainable finance means for health and aims to bridge the disconnect between the investor and health communities and promote ESG investments for health.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Summit and joining our discussions!

A Call To Action to H20 leaders

The G20 Health & Development Partnership has issued a Call to Action to G20 leaders following a two-day H20 Summit at the WHO in Geneva. The Summit – organised by @G20HDP and co-hosted by the T20 – brought together key players in the global health policy community with over 70 expert speakers making recommendations on investment in pandemic preparedeness, preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and anti-microbial resistance (AMR); as well as on global health architecture, digital health and diagnostics.

The Call to Action below has been signed by international health NGOs, politicians and academics. It calls on the G20 to put the new Financial Intermediary Fund a long-term footing with sustainable funding. The Call to Action also urges the G20 and G7, IMF, the World Bank and the Paris Club to tackle the growing debt crisis resulting from the pandemic with measures, such as, debt to health swaps.

The G20 and WHO, with the support of multilateral development banks, are urged to help create regional Centres of Excellence for collaborative R&D and manufacture of diagnostics and therapeutics. The G20 Digital Health Taskforce should be given a mandate for addressing equity, evidence and scale up of digital interventions across health systems with a focus on primary care

It also recommends a new permanent ‘structured dialogue’ to tackle AMR a new comprehensive plan of action to reduce the incidence of NCDs such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

See the Call To Action here

Open Letter to Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy and G20 Health Ministers

Outcome of the Health20 Summit (1st and 2nd September 2021) – An Open Letter to Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of Italy and G20 Health Ministers ahead of the G20 Health Ministers Summit on 5th September 2021 and the Joint G20 Health and Finance Ministers Meeting on 29th October.

Read and download the open letter here.

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