Transforming Health Systems Towards Holistic Outcomes in the G20 and Beyond

Liwanag, Harvy Joy; Orth, Zaida; Agrawal, Rashi; Hebbar, Pragati; Agarwal, Manusmriti; Frahsa, Annika; James, Oria; Meyer, Sophie; Rao, Ananya (2023). Transforming Health Systems Towards Holistic Outcomes in the G20 and Beyond (T20 Policy Brief). G20 India

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The transition from the COVID-19 pandemic offers a strategic opportunity to build back better and use the disruption to transform health systems. This Policy Brief calls on the G20 to take the lead in health systems transformation. Health systems need to reorient to primary health care to address fragmentation and deliver health services in a comprehensive manner. Further, the promotion of cultural integration in health systems to move beyond reductionism and elevate Indigenous practices on equal footing with Western traditions will help achieve a more holistic approach in public health interventions. Finally, there should be effective community participation in G20 policymaking that places people at the centre of health systems and ensures that health services are responsive to communities’ needs. India’s G20 presidency offers a unique opportunity to bring the Global North and South together in shaping the future of health systems in the true spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam—One Earth. One Family. One Future.

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Report (Report)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS)

UniBE Contributor:

Liwanag, Harvy Joy, Frahsa, Annika, Meyer, Sophie


T20 Policy Brief


G20 India




Beatrice Minder Wyssmann

Date Deposited:

26 Jun 2023 10:14

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2023 09:23




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