Time and again the international community has failed to respond with funding commitments of sufficient scale and duration to address global health priorities that demand international coordination and funding, despite strong arguments for political commitment.
Global governance fora such as the G7 and the G20 can play a key role in advancing international funding for global health priorities by integrating health into transnational political agendas.
The G7 has led innovations in financing and resource allocations for global health emergencies and G20 has this year established a new pandemic fund at the World Bank.
However, the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and other competing global priorities, as well as domestic policies, have affected the the G7 response to financing in pandemic preparedness and response, and eyes are on the G20 to see to what extent it is prepared to take on issues.
Shortly following the G20 summit in Indonesia, Chatham House convened a panel of experts to discuss:
- What has been achieved under the Indonesian presidency of the G20?
- What are the prospects for advancing these issues through the G7 and G20 going forward?
- What other global health priorities have the best chance of being tackled through global governance fora?
- What is the argument to make the case for international political mobilization on ‘global public goods/ global common goods’?
Please see here for the meeting summary.