Presented at G7 Hiroshima Summit: C7 (Civil 7) Global Health Working Group Releases First Statement to Evaluate the G7 Outcome

(English Follows Japanese)



G7広島首脳コミュニケ (第33-35段落が「保健」)
日本語 https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100507034.pdf
英語 https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100506875.pdf

日本語 https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100506758.pdf
英語 https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100506757.pdf


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Outcome Documents on global health Presented at G7 Hiroshima Summit: C7 (Civil 7) Global Health Working Group Releases First Statement to Evaluate the G7 Outcome

first statememtOn May 19-21, 2023, the G7 Hiroshima Summit was held on Ujina Island in Hiroshima, Japan. Global health agenda was mentioned in paragraphs 33-35 of the G7 Leaders’ Communiqué, and the document “The G7 Hiroshima Vision on Equitable Access to Infectious Disease Crisis Response Medicines and Other Products (MCM)” was also released.

G7 Outcome Document

G7 Hiroshima Leaders’ Communiqué (Paragraphs 33-35 refer to “Health”)
Japanese https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100507034.pdf
English https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100506875.pdf

G7 Hiroshima Vision for Equitable Access to Medicines for Communicable Disease Crisis (MCM)
Japanese https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100506758.pdf
English https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/files/100506757.pdf

The C7 (Civil 7) Global Health Working Group has issued a first statement evaluating these documents.

Click here for the PDF file of the First Statement
(English / Japanese)

While commending the comprehensive and inclusive description of Global health issues in the Hiroshima Leaders’ Communiqué and other documents, the Working Group pointed out that the G7’s proactive political and financial commitments are not clear, and that the policies and initiatives that the G7 is trying to launch are all incompleted and are half-hearted. The G7 is also asked to clarify the process going forward.

Regarding the framework for fair access to pandemic-related medicines, we also express concern that technology transfer and technology sharing, especially to the Global South, has been limited to “voluntary cooperation” by companies and others, and call for more active efforts to achieve equitable access.