To effectively tackle global health issues it’s crucial that the Group of 20 nations use their June summit to overcome the barriers that have traditionally separated health experts and policymakers from financial and economic leaders.

Thus, the first-ever meeting between G20 health and finance ministers, scheduled to take place on June 28 on the sidelines of the leaders summit in Osaka, offers a chance for global collaboration at the highest levels on new funding mechanisms for the research and development of a wide range of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments.

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