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High Commission of India


Malawi joined countries of Global South in the Special Virtual Summit “Voice of Global South Summit” hosted by India on January 13, 2023.  Hon. Ms. Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, M.P., Minister of Health participated in the Session held today on the theme “Cooperation to build resilient healthcare systems”.  

Hon’ble Chiponda stated that through this important Summit, the developed nations will come to learn the needs and challenges of developing countries and expressed hope that this Summit will pave way for resolving the issues and put the developing countries on the same trajectory towards becoming truly “One Earth, One Family, One Future”.  Hon. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Health Minister in his remarks stated that “aligning with India’s philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, India has offered Co-Win as a digital public health good to the world”.  He further stated that “it is need of the hour to focus on long-term measures to build stronger, more resilient health systems that can prevent, prepare for & respond to future health related challenges, while maintaining essential health services.  India believes in value based health care and is continuously striving to provide high quality and cost effective healthcare to everyone”.  Apart from Malawi, the Session on Health included dignitaries from Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Royal Government of Bhutan, Republic of Cameroon, Grenada, Republic of Guatemala, Republic of Liberia, Republic of Niger, Independent State of Samoa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Republic of Paraguay and Dominica.

The “Voice of Global South Summit” under the theme “Unity of Voice, Unity of Purpose” envisages  bringing together countries of the Global South to share their perspectives and priorities on a common platform.  The Summit included eight Ministerial sessions in key sectors besides opening and concluding sessions at Head of State/Head of Government level.  The Summit was part of consultations for India’s ongoing G20 Presidency with not just G20 partners, but also fellow-travellers in the Global South, whose voice often goes unheard.  More than 120 countries  participated in the Summit.

13 January 2023