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Strive for equitable, affordable, easily accessible healthcare: Harsh Vardhan

​“Efficient delivery systems providing equitable, affordable and easily accessible healthcare is at the heart of all our efforts,” said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurating the 2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products Achieving the SDGs 2030 here on Tuesday.

He said the discussions and knowledge sharing from this world conference need to be utilised for larger public welfare.

“We must optimally develop a robust system of sharing knowledge & other resources to practically translate discussions from this platform into action,” said the Minister.

The inaugural session saw the release of “Position Paper-2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products — Achieving the SDGs 2030”, “White Paper on Safety of Rotavirus Vaccine in India: Smart Safety Surveillance Approach” and the “National Guidelines for Gene Therapy Product Development and Clinical Trials”.

Also present at the 3-day event were senior health officials, development partners, civil society representatives, other healthcare organisations, U.N. agencies and international experts/participants from approximately 40 countries.

Source: thehindu.com

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