[Answered] How India can be helpful in promoting human-centric globalization where universal healthcare is a key priority?

Introduction: Contextual introduction.

Body: Explain how India can be helpful in promoting human-centric globalization where universal healthcare is a key priority.

Conclusion: Write a way forward.

India’s vision of a healthier globe emanates from the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam that translates into One Earth, One Family, One Future. As part of India’s G20 presidency, policymakers from member countries and experts from the medical fraternity create a framework of a Global Health Architecture (GHA).

India can be helpful in promoting human-centric globalization with universal healthcare in following manner:

  • GHA envisages equipping countries to face the next health emergency with robust healthcare systems.
  • GHA helps in strengthening national capacities to prevent, prepare for and respond to major outbreaks. The agenda will include a One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
  • Partnering with multiple organisations like WHO, World Bank, G7, Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator, this effort will attempt to synergise existing strengths and identify bottlenecks in the system.
  • G20 India Health Track aims to facilitate seamless interweaving towards a global health emergency architecture.
  • G20 aims to strengthen cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector in order to improve equitable access to quality vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.
  • Indian generics are valued across the world. India continues to provide affordable HIV drugs and anti-TB generics to several LMICs.
  • With the aim to strengthen the pharma sector, the government has introduced production-linked incentive schemes, Bulk Drug Parks and Medical Device Parks. Building common facilities will reduce the costs of production and enhance availability and affordability of medical devices.
  • Providing digital health innovations and solutions to aid universal health coverage. The digital technologies can help in remote data capture, medical diagnosis and virtual care. CoWin has been shared with several countries as a digital public health good.
  • India plans to draw a framework for the Global Initiative on Digital Health and harness the potential of artificial intelligence in building more resilient infrastructure.

Enriched with this experience, the G20 presidency provides us the mandate to assume a leadership position for the Global South and propose a fresh vision of a healthier world order.

 

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