The SCO member States health Ministers adopted an outcome statement

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The SCO member States health Ministers adopted an outcome statement 27.07.2020 15:34


The final statement of the third Meeting of the Ministers of health of the member States of the Shanghai cooperation organization, held in the format of a video conference, was adopted.

"Taking into account the global nature of the spread of coronavirus, and pursuing the common goal of preventing threats to the health and well-being of the population, the health Ministers are in favor of joining the efforts of the SCO member States in the fight against the pandemic," said Mikhail Murashko, the Russian health Minister, who read out the text of the final statement.

The Ministers note with deep concern the threat to the health, safety and well-being of the population of the SCO countries, recognizing that the pandemic requires a global response based on unity, solidarity and enhanced cooperation of the SCO member States.

The control of COVID-19 infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 requires a determined, coordinated and multi-stakeholder effort, with the United Nations system (UN) playing a Central role, in accordance with the rules, recommendations and technical guidelines of the world health organization (WHO).

Ministers are ready to share available reliable and accurate data on the virus and the spread of the disease by sharing information, scientific knowledge and best practices in the field of prevention and treatment.

In this regard, a review Of the best measures taken by the SCO member States to counter COVID-19 was published in order to promote the most effective practices and positive experience in the fight.

The pandemic has shown the importance of consistent implementation Of the agreement between the governments of the SCO member States on cooperation in the field of health from 2011.

It is important to improve the effectiveness of interaction between the SCO member States in prevention, detection and joint response. The Ministers agree on the need to strengthen coordination in countering the threats of epidemics in the SCO space within the framework of the Meeting of health Ministers.

The Ministers will continue to interact with each other in order to ensure the health and well-being of the population of the SCO member States, the head of the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation concluded.