Indonesia Proposes 3 Programs to Support Global Health Architecture

Diana Mariska
Vaccination in TK Kartika X-16, Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. (Photo: Budhiyanto)
Vaccination in TK Kartika X-16, Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. (Photo: Budhiyanto) - The Indonesian government is proposing three main programs to support global health architecture, as health becomes one of the main focuses during the country’s G20 presidency this year.

Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said President Joko Widodo wants improvements and reforms be made to the global health architecture to ensure it provides the much-needed benefits in the long run.

“President Joko Widodo wants reform to global health architecture, so we can pass down better system to the next generation,” Sadikin said on Wednesday, February 9, as reported by Antara.

And Indonesia, he said, is proposing and focusing on three health programs during its G20 presidency. First, Indonesia will push countries across the globe to build a global health system, with more attention in mobilization and global monitoring through genomic data sharing.

The Minister said the world will benefit from having a reliable platform for genomic data to face future health challenges, and it can only be realized if every stakeholder improve their capacity, so they can detect and effectively respond to catastrophe in a coordinated manner.

Then, there must be a comprehensive and standardized health protocols, and Indonesia and other countries need to meet those standards. This includes standardized international travel through digital application that is globally acknowledged to accelerate social and economic recovery.

Lastly, Indonesia is calling for an equal and expanded global manufacturing hubs and resources related to genomics to improve global preparedness and response.

Sadikin said G20 is the right forum for Indonesia to persuade countries to try and achieve the common goals.

“As COVID-19 exploits our weaknesses and [triggers] differences, we must unite as a global community to overcome the differences and build capacity and system. We will need continuous political, financial, and social commitment,” he concluded.

Tag # global health # global health architecture # ministry of health # budi gunadi sadikin # indonesia g20 presidency # covid-19 in indonesia

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