Italy hosts the Global G 20 Health Summit

The Global G20 Health Summit was co-hosted by European Commission along with Italy as part of its G20 presidency amid the surge and spread of the coronavirus cases.

Agenda of the Summit

The summit adopted the agenda to overcome Covid-19 pandemic. It also decided to develop and endorse a Rome Declaration of principles.


Summit noted, risk of more transmissible variants has increased with nine people losing their lives to Covid-19 per minute. As per WHO officials, future of pandemic is in hands of G20 leaders. G20 has also contributed in the launch of ACT-Accelerator as it was launched after G20 called for a global mechanism to accelerate development of tests, treatments and vaccines.

What is ACT-Accelerator?

ACT-Accelerator is used for “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator”. It is also called as Global Collaboration to Accelerate Development, Production and Equitable Access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.  This initiative was announced and started by G20 grouping in April 2020. ACT Accelerator acts as a cross-discipline support structure which enable the partners to share resources and knowledge.

Four Pillars of ACT-Accelerator

ACT-Accelerator has four pillars which is managed by collaborating partners. Four pillars are Vaccines, Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Health Systems Connector.


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