Japan Allocates $2.9 Billion for Health in Developing Countries

The Government of Japan intends to allocate about $2.9 billion for fighting infectious diseases and treating children in developing countries. This was announced by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an international conference on universal health issues in Tokyo. In its work, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the leaders of the World Bank and the World Health Organization are participating.

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“Japan attaches great importance to the creation of a global health insurance system and intends to actively cooperate in this with the international community,” the prime minister said. According to him, the subsidies allocated by Tokyo for $ 2.9 billion are designed to increase by 2023 the number of those who have access to basic medical insurance by one billion people.

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The UN has previously set out to achieve by 2030 that every person on the planet can use health systems on an insurance basis. Prime Minister Abe also said at the forum that in 2020, a “world summit” dedicated to the problems of providing food will be held in Tokyo.