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The world is in the grip of the worst health, social and economic crisis of our lifetime. The 6% contraction in global GDP that we project for 2020 in our most recent Economic Outlook is the largest in the 60 years of the OECD’s existence.
This is one of the main health challenges facing Mexico. It also has a significant impact on our country's economic performance. The incidence of overweight and obesity among the Mexican population has reached alarming levels. We urgently need to improve and strengthen our policies, legislation, codes and regulations to combat this phenomenon.
It is my pleasure to close the 4th Business at the OECD Forum on Health “Achieving the SDGs on health, innovation & partnerships”. I would like to thank the BIAC Secretary-General, Russel Mills, and his team for their efforts to organise this Forum.
Our Global Strategy Group, which took place last month, centred on Promoting Innovation, and many participants highlighted health as one area where innovation for inclusivity and sustainability is particularly important. People-centred approaches to health are a crucial goal and enabling factor in these efforts.
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I am delighted to be here today to address the Third Patient Safety Global Ministerial Summit. Let me begin by congratulating the Government of Japan and in particular Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, Mr. Katsunobu Kato, for hosting this very important conference and for placing patient safety high on the global agenda.
Congratulations to our co-hosts for convening this timely event. As we have heard from the many distinguished panelists, universal health coverage is the key to progress on the whole SDG agenda.
I would like to congratulate the German Presidency for hosting this first ever meeting of G20 health ministers, and in keeping antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on the international agenda. It is an honour that you have invited me to address you.
Developing knowledge-driven health systems will depend on our ability to use health data more effectively. The OECD is leading the way on managing the potential of health data to improve clinical practice, research, health system management and surveillance. The Council Recommendation on Health Data Governance that you released today reflects international consensus on a set of guiding conditions to achieve these important public goals.