Against the background of a pandemic acute respiratory infections COVID-19 still complicated, on September 17, finance and health ministers of member economies Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to promote cooperation, to ensure that people in developing countries have access to the health care system.
Recognizing the importance of ensuring global health coverage, more than 40 ministers and deputy ministers from economies in the Asia-Pacific region have affirmed the need for a “cooperation. stronger “at the online symposium held as part of the annual ADB meeting.
ADB also said that donor countries have decided to add more than $ 4 billion to ADB’s Asian Development Fund, which provides loans and grants to economy developing. In addition to its contribution to the fund, ADB has decided to spend $ 20 billion to support developing member economies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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In a video message sent to the conference, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso expressed hope ADB will “explore regional support needs” and “play a leading role” in promoting global health coverage.
Like many other regions of the world, economic and social activities across Asia have been constrained as countries impose anti-epidemic measures, such as blockades and bans on people abroad, influencing heavily on the global economy.
According to ADB, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to decline 0.7% in 2020, the first negative growth since 1962 when it fell to zero, first%./.