Erdogan: Human health needs firmness and political leadership

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that global human health policies need firmness and political leadership, and that the G20 can play an important role in this regard.

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This came in his speech during a session entitled “Health” on Tuesday within the framework of the G20 summit on the Indonesian island of Bali.

The Turkish President indicated that the Corona pandemic revealed the shortcomings of the global health system in institutional, financial and legal terms.

He praised Indonesia’s initiative to make “global health engineering” a priority in its G20 presidency.

The Turkish president stressed the need to develop a global vision to confront any pandemic that humanity might face.

He also stressed the need to make progress in finding funding to combat any global pandemic.

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According to President Erdoğan, the world is still unable to pass the “test, medication and vaccine” stages in any global pandemic.

He explained that the vaccination rate in low-income countries is 11 percent, and among medical personnel only 37 percent.

During the Corona pandemic, Turkey followed policies that put the human being at the center.

President Erdoğan noted that 5 million refugees hosted by Turkey have benefited from health services.

As part of the fight against Corona, Turkey has provided medical aid to 161 countries and 12 international institutions.

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It also provided 19 countries with 6.3 million vaccines as a gift, bypassing the stage of sufficiency in vaccination with its local vaccine, “Turkovac”.