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Dr Harsh Vardhan to address G20 Joint Session of Health and Finance Ministers in Japan

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Dr Vardhan will highlight the complementary relationship between finance and health ministries which is critical to strengthening the health-finance governance

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare will address the Joint Session of Health and Finance Ministers at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019. In the meeting, India will reiterate and endorse the importance of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) financing in developing countries, stressing on the significance for generating domestic resources, while using external aid strategically towards achieving UHC and recognising that achieving UHC will promote sustainable development. Japan is hosting the first ever joint session of Health and Finance Ministers in the G20 Summit on 28th June 2019.

At the event, Dr Vardhan will highlight the complementary relationship between finance and health ministries which is critical to strengthening the health-finance governance and for mobilising sustainable resources for health.

In view of the major initiative to fulfill the vision of UHC, Dr Vardhan will also highlight the Ayushman Bharat programme.

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