Second Health Working Group meeting begins in Goa

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The second Health Working Group meeting under the chairmanship of the Indian G20 began in Goa on 17 April and will conclude on 19 April.

An Overview of the News

The meeting was attended by over 180 delegates from 19 G20 member states, 10 invited states and 22 international organisations.

  • Prevention, preparedness and response to health emergencies, including strengthening cooperation in the pharmaceutical sector, were discussed at the second G20 health working group meeting.

  • Which will focus on access to safe, effective, quality and affordable medical interventions and digital health innovations and solutions to aid universal health coverage and improve healthcare delivery.

  • Cultural programs infused with flavours of Goan culture were planned to showcase the rich diversity and culture of India based on the Indian philosophy of 'Atithi Devo Bhava'.

  • Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Mr. Lav Agarwal

About the G20

  • It is an international forum of the world's leading economies established in 1999.

  • Its primary objective is to promote international financial stability and sustainable economic growth.

  • The G20 serves as a forum to discuss and coordinate policies related to a wide range of economic and financial issues such as trade, investment, employment, energy and climate change.

About Goa

  • It is a state located on the west coast of India, bordering the Arabian Sea.

  • It is the smallest state of India by area.

Formation (as a state) - 30 May 1987

Capital - Panaji (Executive Branch)

State Legislature - Unicameral

Accession to the Union - 19 December 1961

Official Animal - Gaur

Official Bird - Yellow Throated Bulbul

Official Sport - Football

Official Tree - Terminalia elliptica

Rajya Sabha - 1 seat

Lok Sabha - 2 seats

High Court - Bombay High Court

Governor - PS Sreedharan Pillai

Chief Minister - Pramod Sawant

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