Global Health Forum of Boao Forum for Asia

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Margaret Chan, President of Global Health Forum, offers three observations

Time: 2021-06-02 23:43:18Views: Source: BFA


The 2nd Global Health Forum of Boao Forum for Asia opened on June 2, and Margaret Chan, President of Global Health Forum, hosted the opening ceremony.


Margaret Chan said that over the past year, the world has suffered the most serious public health crisis in a century, sustainable economic development has been challenged, and the world has entered a period of turmoil and change. People all over the world fight against the new coronavirus with great determination and courage drived by science and humanitarianism, but the situation is still unclear, and the winner is not yet divided. However, in order to protect the lives and health of people all over the world and to restore global economic development as soon as possible, we still need to move forward with confidence and courage.


Margaret Chan offered three observations. First, we should work together to fight against the epidemic. Faced with the serious challenge of the global epidemic, no country can succeed alone. Based on the common interests of all mankind, we should deepen solidarity and cooperation in sharing information, technology and experience in epidemic prevention, promoting vaccine research and development, production and distribution, etc., and make contributions to the prevention of the epidemic and the stable growth of the world economy.


Second, we should seek common development with openness and inclusiveness. Diversity is an objective reality in the world, and any concept or practice of beggar-thy-neighbor approach is against the world trend. We should adhere to openness and inclusiveness, resolve disputes and enhance mutual understanding through consultation and dialogue; and address challenges and promote common development by building a global community of health for all.


Third, we should be committed to building a bright future. The threats to human health go far beyond epidemics. Air pollution, climate change, non-communicable diseases and so on all bear on the future of humanity. We should put the people first, take global action against various threats to human health, and strive for a bright future for the benefit of all mankind.