The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating effects in all areas of our lives. But most crucially, it has shown how important it is that people all over the world have access to health care when they need it. Especially in countries already dealing with the prevalence of diseases such as malaria.
As the UK is set to host the Presidency of the G7 Summit, we can and should lead by example and champion universal health coverage and strengthening health systems as a global priority.
As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, inequalities in health care will continue to grow if we do not take action to ensure these vital projects continue to be funded by UK Aid.
The G7 Summit is the perfect opportunity to discuss health systems and demonstrate the UK’s commitment to Universal Health Coverage by calling for this issue to be prioritised at this year’s Summit in June.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is using the UK’s G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from coronavirus and create a healthier world. So, let’s ensure he does just that.
By raising the profile of this issue, we will show the UK’s continued commitment to creating a healthier, safer world, through standing in solidarity with other countries, at a time when it matters the most.