PM Modi Inaugurates One Earth One Health – Advantage Healthcare India – 2023 Conference
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and addressed the One Earth One Health – Advantage Healthcare India – 2023 conference at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi via video conferencing. The conference was attended by health ministers from across the world, as well as delegates from West Asia, SAARC, ASEAN, and African regions. In his address, PM Modi emphasized the importance of holistic healthcare and a healthy ecosystem for human well-being.
One Earth One Health – The Importance of a Healthy Ecosystem:
PM Modi underlined that One Earth One Health follows the same set of beliefs and is an example of the same thought in action. The vision extends to the whole ecosystem, including plants, animals, soil, and rivers, emphasizing that when everything around us is healthy, we can be healthy too. This holistic approach to healthcare is important for the well-being of individuals and the planet as a whole.
India’s Vision for Resilient Global Healthcare Systems:
PM Modi highlighted India’s journey of the G20 presidency with the theme ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ He realized the importance of resilient global healthcare systems in fulfilling this vision. Medical value travel and health workforce mobility are crucial factors for a healthy planet, and the One Earth One Health – Advantage Healthcare India 2023 conference is a significant effort in this direction. Today’s occasion resonates with India’s G20 presidency theme, with participation from numerous countries.
India’s Strength in Holistic Healthcare:
PM Modi acknowledged India’s talent, technology, track record, and tradition in holistic healthcare. Indian doctors, nurses, and caregivers are widely respected for their competence, commitment, and talent, and healthcare systems across the world have benefited from their expertise.
Pandemic and Global Health:
The Prime Minister also shed light on the once-in-a-century pandemic that reminded the world of several truths, including the fact that borders cannot stop health threats in a deeply connected world. Countries in the Global South faced numerous difficulties and hardships, including the denial of resources. True progress is people-centric, and access to healthcare must be assured to the last person at the last mile. The Prime Minister observed the need of many nations for a trusted partner in the healthcare domain, and India is proud to have been a partner to many nations in the noble mission of saving lives through vaccines and medicines.
India’s Commitment to Global Health:
PM Modi highlighted India’s commitment to global health, pointing to examples of Made-In-India vaccines, the world’s largest and fastest COVID-19 vaccination drive, and shipping 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to over 100 countries. This effort showed a glimpse of India’s capability and commitment, and the nation will continue to be a trusted friend to every nation that seeks good health for its citizens.
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