Sixteen GLF Members have signed a letter, written by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, to call for G20 governments to urgently commit significant financial resources for vaccines, therapeutics and to support the World Health Organisation. In the longer term, the letter demands a “radical rethink of global public health and a refashioning – together with proper resourcing – of the global health and financial architecture”.
The letter also suggests that G20 governments should work together with the United Nations and other interested partners to coordinate the effort.
GLF Members who signed: Carl Bildt, Lakhdar Brahimi, John Bruton, Hikmet Cetin, Helen Clark, FW de Klerk, Gareth Evans, John Kufuor, Ana Palacio, PJ Patterson, Jose Ramos-Horta, Kevin Rudd, Wolfgang Schüssel, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Javier Solana and Cassam Uteem.
The full letter can be read here