G7 Summit outcomes on health in developing countries

Mother with freshy vaccinated child in South Sudan

"We need to improve health systems in many countries", said Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of the G7 Summit, which took place under the German G7 Presidency in Elmau on 7-8 June 2015. Development policy in general, and health in particular, had figured prominently in the discussions. In their final declaration the G7 leaders expressed their support to a number of specific initiatives which mainly aim to address Ebola, antimicrobial resistances and neglected tropical diseases.

Here are the most important links relating to the G7 Elmau summit:

Full text of the G7 Leaders’ Declaration (for health, see page 10):

Summary of health-related G7 decisions and activities:

General summary of the G7 Summit outcomes from a development policy perspective: 

Main website on the G7 Summit:

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