Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides will take part in discussions regarding a global health architecture, representing the EU, during the G7 health ministerial meeting set to take place in Nagasaki Japan on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th.
Discussions will focus on strengthening the global architecture for the governance of health issues, the need to increase universal health coverage across the world, and the promotion of innovation in health.
The G7 is made up of the world’s seven strongest economies and includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union also participates in meetings.
Commissioner Kyriakides will also take part in a joint meeting of the G7 Health and Finance Ministers on funding for global health partnerships and initiatives. The European Union will also be represented by Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni.
On Monday, Kyriakides will visit the National Cancer Center in Tokyo, where she will focus on Japan’s approach to cancer research, prevention, early detection, screening, treatment and care.
Also, the Commissioner will discuss issues relating to EU - Japan cooperation in the area of food safety with the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tetsuro Nomura.