19th Apr 2020
At the invitation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the 2020 G20 Presidency, Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong attended the G20 Health Ministers Meeting on 19 April 2020. The meeting was conducted virtually.
2. The G20 Health Ministers Meeting was convened to exchange views on the global COVID-19 situation and to discuss the health priorities under the Saudi G20 Presidency (Pandemic Preparedness, Value-Based Health Care, Digital Health, Patient Safety and Antimicrobial Resistance). Attendees included Health Ministers from the G20 Countries and Invited Countries, the World Health Organization Director-General and senior representatives from other International Organisations.
3. Mr Gan delivered a speech to share Singapore’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and emphasised the need to address the public health, economic and social impact of the pandemic. He also urged countries to embrace stronger international cooperation and to stand in solidarity during this unprecedented global crisis. He also reaffirmed Singapore’s commitment to work with the G20, World Health Organization and the international community in this area.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
19 APRIL 2020