Gujarat is preparing to host the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting, an important gathering of global health leaders and stakeholders, from August 17 to 19, 2023. The gathering, part of India’s visionary G20 Presidency, will be attended by an impressive array of respected dignitaries, health experts and policy makers from around the world.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will inaugurate the event, which is expected to see the participation of over 30 health ministers representing G20 countries and other invited countries. These delegates will gather to discuss and deliberate on urgent health challenges, explore innovative solutions, and strengthen collaborative efforts.

The first Global Traditional Summit jointly organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of AYUSH will take place from 17 to 18 August. The summit is designed to promote political commitment and evidence-based action in the field of traditional medicine. Medicine. As an important health care source for millions of people worldwide, traditional medicine will be closely examined and evaluated as a powerful force in addressing health and wellness needs.

With a wide range of interaction groups, working groups and meetings, the event aims to represent the interests of countries of the Global South within the G20 framework. The theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future” embodies India’s philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

The meeting will see participation from various stakeholders including 167 private hospitals, 125 medical facility providers and 64 government hospitals. International delegates, including government representatives, hospitals, medical facility providers, insurance providers and start-ups, will participate in panel discussions, roundtables, buyer-seller meets and exhibitions. The highlight of the meeting will be the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and agreements between international delegates representing industries and trade, government bodies and industry associations.

More than 200 meetings have been held in 50 cities, covering 32 different working lines, representing the widest geographic spread of any G20 Presidency. India’s G20 journey began on December 1, 2022, when the country assumed the chairmanship of the G20.

Apart from the official proceedings, foreign health ministers and delegates will get a chance to visit various hospitals in Gujarat, where they can explore both modern medicine and AYUSH practices.

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