Ministers of Health of the G7 hold a two-day meeting in Milan

The Ministers of Health of the Group of Seven (G-7) today begin a two-day meeting in the northern city of Milan, focusing on the impact of climate and environmental change on human beings.

In the meeting chaired by the Italian Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, participate their counterparts in Germany, France, Japan, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Also attending the European Commissioner for Health, Vytenis Andriukaitis and the Director General of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan.

The Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, José Graziano da Silva, the Secretary of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, José Angel Gurría and Monique Eloit, Director General of the International Office of Epizootics is participating. 

The director of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Authority for Food Security, Bernhard Url, complete the guest list.

The debates, which will be held in plenary sessions, will be on the first day on health and climate change, while tomorrow, Monday, the 6th will address the health of women and adolescents and antimicrobial resistance, to conclude with a final declaration and a press conference of the participants in the meeting.

Simultaneously there are four collateral events dedicated to 'Global Nutrition', 'Innovation and research on healthy aging', 'Strategies to confront pharmaceutical crime' and 'New technologies for healthcare'.

This is the twelfth ministerial meeting of the G-7 under the annual aegis of Italy, which at the summit of heads of state or government held in the Sicilian town of Taormina, delivered the presidency to Canada for the next period.

Culture, Energy, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Environment, Transport, Industry, Science, Labor, Agriculture and Interior were the subjects of the previous appointments, while from 15 to 16 of this month will be the last on Equality of Opportunities, in Taormina. .

Source: Prensa Latina

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