The World Health Organization’s first global summit on traditional medicines and other co-branded events were held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from August 17–19, together with the Health Ministers’ Meeting and Joint Finance Meeting. If you thought health meets were all about diseases and drugs, take a peek at the G20 Health Meet, and your thoughts will surely change! From Gujarati Kadhi to Garba, the event was lit for sure!
A Peek Into The G20 Health Meet
🌍 Exciting discussions at the #TraditionalMedicine Global Summit in Gandhinagar @G20! The potential opportunities and safeguards needed for synergising #AI and traditional medicine to improve #HealthForAll #TMGlobalSummit #AIandTradMed #AIforHealth @sameer_pujari @JeremyFarrar pic.twitter.com/siC2Ji7p03
— Alain Labrique (@alabriqu) August 17, 2023
Health ministers from 29 countries, including 14 G20 members, seven invited countries, and eight other nations, attended the G20 Health Meeting. The Union health ministry dubbed it “India’s largest global health event.”
The G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting concludes, successfully!
Witnessing extensive deliberations, heightened emotions and firm commitment for a healthier tomorrow.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) August 20, 2023
The health ministry also organized cultural acts, including garba and dandiya, a Gujarati dance style based on circular patterns, which brought the attendees to the stage.
A successful #G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting in India.
— Mark Butler MP (@Mark_Butler_MP) August 22, 2023
A fashion show with the themes of One Health and sustainable fashion was also organized. Along with other famous people, the event was attended by designer Ritu Beri and Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor. Delegates also went to Mansukh Mandaviya’s home in Gandhinagar, the home of the Union’s health minister.
Raising Awareness About Millets
Wrapped up the #G20India. Thank you and congrats to India for a successful G20 Health Meeting. Met with several G20 members and strengthened our bilateral relationships.
We’ll continue to work with our G20 partners to improve public health around the world. pic.twitter.com/NbRrejRhLl
— Secretary Xavier Becerra (@SecBecerra) August 21, 2023
India, which is both the world’s largest producer and second-largest exporter of millet, has been encouraging millet consumption and production through a number of campaigns.
The Indian government requested that the United Nations designate 2023 as the International Year of Millets with the intention of raising awareness.
There were many options on the lunch and dinner menus of G20 Health Meet, and each meal featured an average of 60 different items. Although non-vegetarian food was also served, vegetarian food received special attention.
Along with specially selected millet-made meals including millet wraps, millet risotto, millet gulab jamun, and millet soup, the menu also featured Gujarati culinary items like “Gujarati Kadhi” and “Bhindi Batata Nu Shaak.” (As per News 18)
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