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Source: CDU CSU


Germany stands by its international responsibility in global health policy

The deputy chairmen of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Georg Nüßlein and Hermann Gröhe, comment on the strategy of the federal government on global health decided today by the federal cabinet:

Georg Nüßlein: “In its global health policy, the Federal Government is committed to promoting prevention and, among other things, To support concepts for strengthening nutrition skills internationally. That is exactly the right approach, not only in the context of international engagement, but also in Germany. For the prevention of chronic diseases in particular, funds must be increased in order to prevent the development of chronic diseases through evidence-based naturopathic measures such as nutritional therapy in hospitals and health resorts. This is e.g. possible with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It can even be cured through nutritional therapy.

We also have to prevent delivery bottlenecks for pharmaceuticals. Therefore, a global health policy also includes a globally balanced pharmaceutical production. We are committed to bringing the production of important active pharmaceutical ingredients back to Europe and Germany. For this purpose, discount agreements should be concluded with at least two manufacturers. In the future, at least one manufacturer who can fully demonstrate a European supply chain must receive one of the awards. “

Hermann Gröhe: “The global health strategy makes clear the networking between wealthy and poor countries in terms of health. Infectious diseases like Covid-19 or even Ebola show how quickly deadly diseases can spread in the world. It is therefore an imperative of humanity, but also in our own best interest, to help poor countries fight such health threats and to strengthen their health systems over the long term. In this way, Germany is making an important contribution to the implementation of the ‘Sustainable Development Goal Number 3’ agreed at the United Nations to improve the health of people in the world, and it also increases health security in our own country. The CDU / CSU parliamentary group welcomes the fact that the German commitment to this is clearly affirmed in the strategy. In this sense, it will also be important that, once an effective vaccine against Covid-19 is available, Germany should contribute appropriately to the costs of vaccination in poor countries. “


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