EDU, Europe’s first digital university with an online course in medicine, has joined the G20 Health And Development Partnership. The initiative of 19 countries and the European Union aims to bring together global health stakeholders in an inclusive and results-oriented partnership to strengthen global health care. It focuses on four primary areas of action:
- raising the profile of health issues in the G20 to accelerate progress towards the UN’s sustainable development goals;
- strengthening political support for investment in new vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics;
- ensuring good governance and improving the responsiveness of health systems to disasters, accidents, and pandemics.
- Developing partnerships and promoting an innovative financing agenda of health issues in the G20 and beyond.
“We at EDU are committed to achieving the UN’s 3rd sustainable development goal: ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all people of all ages,” said Dr. Jürgen Laartz, founding rector of EDU. “With a theoretical curriculum that can be implemented from anywhere in the world and for any place in the world with an Internet connection,
Using technology and expertise, EDU aims to help remove barriers to education and health in rural, underdeveloped, or underserved regions and help people living there to increase their economic performance, reduce poverty and environmental impact, promote gender equality, and improve public health.