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Central Topics 2018

Pandemic Preparedness

The ability to prevent, detect, respond to and control outbreaks is a significant investment that many countries are still struggling to make. New financing mechanisms are therefore critical to ensuring global health security and saving lives. In this process, domestic financing for preparedness and reliable public health mechanisms poses a key challenge.

Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs provide a tool for finding common ground between economic and social development, environmental sustainability and human health. One of the most important challenges for global health in the coming decade will be to develop synergies between a wide range of SDGs and health.

Access to Essential Medicines

Some countries have made substantial progress towards improving access to essential medicines. Even so, access often remains inadequate, and new challenges have arisen. Recent progress shows that access can be improved through stronger partnerships between governments, pharmaceutical companies, civil society and individual consumers.