Germany’s 2022 G7 Presidency

In line with the motto "Progress towards an equitable world" Germany will be using its G7 Presidency to foster healthy lives, shared community on a sustainable planet, economic stability, investment in a better future and strong togetherness worldwide.

The Federal Ministry of Health works to improve people’s health. Our aim is to protect people from future pandemics, the increasing emergence of antimicrobial resistance and ongoing climate change. The G7 health ministers will work toward finding common positions on these key priorities. To this end, they will come together for a joint meeting in Berlin on 19 and 20 May 2022.

"Health is a central theme of Germany's G7 Presidency. With its programme, the German Federal Government is sending out an important signal. Particularly these pandemic times make clear that health issues require international solutions. Our aim is to fight the pandemic together, while learning lessons from it at the same time."

Federal Minister Prof. Lauterbach

G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting 19/20 May 2022 in Berlin

The health ministers of the G7 countries have agreed on a pact to fight pandemics. Its aim is to identify outbreaks faster in the future and mount a more effective response. To this end, expert networks are to be set up worldwide. This is the result of the two-day G7 Health Minister's Meeting that was held in Berlin from 19–20 May 2022.

You can download all relevant G7 documents and statements here:

Chairs’ Summary – Joint Working Session of the G7 Development and Health Ministers “Supporting vaccine equity and pandemic preparedness in developing countries”

You can find more information about the G7 Health Ministers´ Meeting in Berlin here.

Key priorities of the German G7 Presidency in the area of health:

Ending the coronavirus pandemic together and improving our responsiveness to future health crises

Nahaufnahme einer Impfung

Combating the COVID-19 pandemic is a key priority for the German G7 Presidency. The Federal Ministry of Health strongly advocates funding the ACT-A, so as to facilitate access to vaccines for people worldwide. To protect people from new outbreaks, the global health architecture is to be strengthened, with WHO playing a central, leading and coordinating role.

Control of antimicrobial resistance

Foto von verpackten Kapseln und Pillen

Over 1.2 million people die every year worldwide from infections caused by resistant pathogens. Together with its G7 partners, Germany is working to combat antimicrobial resistance. To this end, the unnecessary use of antibiotics is to be reduced and research and development into new antibiotics promoted.

Climate and health

Foto: Eine Person trinkt aus einer Flasche, im Hintergrund Himmel in orange mit auf oder untergehender Sonne

The consequences of climate change affect human health in different ways. Alongside our G7 partners we are working to improve the climate resilience of the heath sector, for example, by better protecting people against extreme weather events such as severe heat. The health sector, which is energy and resource intensive, will also make its contribution to climate neutrality, thereby improving environment-related health protection.

Brief explanation of the Group of Seven (G7)

The Group of Seven (G7) is made up of seven leading industrialised countries: the US, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Canada and Germany. In addition, the European Commission is represented at all meetings. The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal forum of Heads of State and Government. These leaders come together for an annual summit at the incumbent Presidency’s invitation. At the summit, they discuss key matters concerning global policy, share their perspectives and endeavour to develop constructive solutions that can then be jointly implemented together with other countries. The Presidency rotates among members on an annual basis.

  • Bild: G7-Flaggen vor Weltkarte.

    The Federal Government's information page on Germany's G7 Presidency in 2022.

  • Logo: G7 Germany 2015 Schloss Elmau.

    Here you can find information on Germany's 2015 G7 Presidency.

  • G20 presidency

    Here you can find information on Germany's 2017 G20 Presidency.

Last change: 28. October 2022

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