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  • Sixteen countries support Ukraine’s statement on building international health partnership
    Ministry of Health of Ukraine, posted 07 September 2023 16:41

    The Third Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen hosted a historic event – the Satellite Summit of Health Ministers, which was attended by 14 health ministers from different countries. As part of the Summit, the ministers issued a joint statement, which remains open for further signatories.

    “This joint statement brings together four key issues. The first is mental health. The second is the international medical partnership. The third is the development of human resources in the healthcare system. And the fourth is the mental health of healthcare workers themselves. Today, I called for this statement to become the basis for the future resolution of the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Office for Europe,” said Viktor Liashko, Minister of Health of Ukraine.

    Within the framework of the Summit, the joint statement was supported by 16 countries, namely: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Norway and North Macedonia.

    According to the Minister of Health, no healthcare system can cope with the challenges posed by a full-scale war and the cruelty of the aggressor on a daily basis. This is only possible with reliable support.

    The joint statement remains open. Therefore, Ukraine calls on other democratic countries that support Ukraine’s vision of building a sustainable international health partnership to join it.

    The text of the statement is available here.