Argentina recently hosted the final round of the Civil 20 (C20) summit in Buenos Aires on August 6-7, where AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) Argentina was a participant in the Global Health working group. AHF also hosted a separate press conference on August 6 to continue to urge governments to do more in the realm of global public health ahead of the G20 summit in November.
"The G20 has more power to achieve an impact on international development than any other world organization,” said Dr. Jorge Saavedra, Executive Director of the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami. “The G20 represents 85% of the world gross domestic product and 80% of world trade. Due to its economic power and influence, the health policies developed by the G20 to address existing and emerging world health threats may set the course for the rest of the world.”
In addition to the press conference and addressing the workshop, AHF also released a statement that recommended priorities for the G20 to consider when it meets later this year. These focus areas included: financing; drug accessibility; HIV testing and treatment; antimicrobial resistance; and neglected tropical diseases. a