The G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting was held in Kobe City on 11-12 September 2016

The G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting was held in Kobe City, Japan on 11-12 September 2016. From the OECD, Director for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Stefano Scarpetta joined the meeting. He presented the OECD’s report “Universal Health Coverage and Health Outcomes” which was prepared for this meeting and also the related OECD work on research and development in pharmaceutical and medical products.


The meeting was chaired by the Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Yasuhisa Shiozaki. In the meeting, matters such as 1) reinforcing the global health for public health emergencies, 2) antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and research and development (R&D) and 3) attaining universal health coverage (UHC) focusing on healthy and active aging were discussed, and “Kobe Communiqué” was adopted.


Please find the link below for the details of the meeting and the communiqué.