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Event: Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting 2020

The Commonwealth Health Ministers will meet virtually on 14 May for their annual summit.

Set against the backdrop of a global health crisis, the meeting’s theme is ‘delivering a coordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response’.

Ministers will assess the progress made to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, share effective solutions and agree on a coordinated response to COVID-19.

The objectives of the Commonwealth Health Ministers meeting are to:

  • Review and assess progress against the disease at regional and national levels; share good practice strategies, solutions and models; and identify priorities for coordinated action;
  • Commit to working together with partners, particularly the World Health Organization, to support the global response; and
  • Acknowledge the importance of a coordinated economic response in the recovery and restoration phase – taking into account the disproportionate effect that COVID-19 will have on small and vulnerable states, women, young people, marginalised persons and other at-risk groups.

The meeting was due to take place in Geneva this month but was moved online in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Discover more about the Commonwealth coronavirus response centre.

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