On December 1, 2016, Germany is taking over the presidency of the G20. One priority of the German G20 presidency will be global health. And in 2017, we will see the first ever G20 health ministers’ meeting.
Zika virus infections are usually mild. However, the Robert Koch-Institute shares the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Prevention) assessment that there is a link between the virus and babies born with brain malformations.
For countries to be able to respond swiftly and effectively to health crises, they need resilient health care systems. Germany's Federal Ministry of Health will lend a hand in setting up robust health care structures.