On 4 October 2014, G20 Health Ministers issued a joint declaration on concrete health policy proposals. Agreed in Mar del Plata (Argentina) by delegates of G20 member and guest countries, the document considers health a key aspect for sustainable development and calls for strengthening health systems, always from a gender perspective.
Moreover, the Ministers expressed the need to bridge the persistent health gaps between women and men. One of the means to achieve this is the empowerment of women to equally participate in health governance and decision-making processes. Furthermore, health ministers promised to promote research, analysis and forecasting of the health labour market as well as to strengthen knowledge networks in order to share best practices in health workforce policies and regulatory frameworks across countries. The Ministers have also expressed their support for the adaptation of the Five-Year Action Plan which is in line with the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health.