"It's welcome that G7 leaders are planning measures to end future pandemics faster, but the lack of urgent action to end the current crisis is unforgivable", its health policy manager Anna Marriott said. Speaking to the Anglican Communion News Service, Anglican leaders stressed the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous communities and also raised issues of nuclear energy, the care of refugees and the need to hear the voices of young people.
Some 11,000 police officers and military personnel have formed a ring of steel around the summit at Carbis Bay in Cornwall.
The collective steps include slashing the time taken to develop and licence vaccines, treatments and diagnostics for any future disease to under 100 days, while reinforcing global surveillance networks.
The UK government's chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance and philanthropist Melinda French Gates will also present the findings from their work on pandemic preparedness partnership to the leaders of the G7 nations and guests.More news: Ontario accelerating 2nd COVID-19 vaccine doses in hotspot areas
He also expressed his "pride" because "for the first time" this Friday "the world's leading democracies have come together" to ensure that never again a health situation catches them "off guard".
The "Carbis Bay Declaration" named after the seaside town in Cornwall, southwest England, where world leaders are now holding their summit comprises a series of health policy commitments.
"Together we need to build on the significant scientific and collaborative response to the Covid-19 pandemic and find common solutions to address numerous gaps identified".More news: India records highest single-day COVID-19 fatalities
"In the previous year the world has developed several effective vaccines against coronavirus, has licensed and manufactured them at a good pace and is now putting them in the hands of the people who need them (...), but to really defeat the coronavirus and recover we have We have to prevent a pandemic like this from happening again, "said the British Prime Minister and host of the G7 summit, Boris Johnson. The next stage is for those who have tested positive to undertake a PCR test".
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will greet them at the summit venue.
Dr Tedros stressed that "the world needs a stronger global surveillance system to detect new epidemic and pandemic risks".More news: COVID-19 on Vancouver Island