Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda inaugurates ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030


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Why in News?
Government of India with the support of World Health Organization is organizing the ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products – Achieving the SDGs 2030’ at New Delhi to enable a holistic view on access to medical products.
2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products

Background:
* India’s contribution towards access to medical products worldwide is well recognized
*Reliable access to effective, safe, quality-assured and affordable medical products (medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, devices) is key to progressing towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the SDGs.
*UHC includes appropriate access to affordable and quality-assured medical products supporting countries in achieving the targets of the health SDGs.
objectives
*The main objective of the 2nd World Conference 2018 is to take forward the recommendations from the 1st World Conference 2017
*Build on the work done for access to medical products in the context of SDGs (including trade agreements) in line with GPW 13 of WHO
*Foster new approaches in innovation landscape for medical products and health technologies for accelerating research and innovation and identify knowledge.
*Information and policy options on the interface of international trade and health to achieve SDG 2030 goals.


Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda inaugurates ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030 Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda  inaugurates ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030 Reviewed by The Hindu Current Affairs on October 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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