October 27, 2022


Bali, Indonesia – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, hosted an official B20 event on the periphery of the G20’s second Health Ministerial on October 26 in Bali, Indonesia. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic unlocked a paradigm shift in the way governments, business, and civil society need to forge deep bonds to respond to emergency situations and develop sustainable health policies. There was a realization that global health security can only be achieved by working together,” said the Chamber’s Varnee Murugan, Senior Director, Global Initiative on Health and the Economy. “At the U.S. Chamber we continue to strengthen the relationship between the public and private sectors in support of global health security.” 

The roundtable event engaged global Ministries of Health and senior leaders from the international private sector to discuss collaboration in support of global health security. Minister of Health for Indonesia, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, remarked on the importance of private sector engagement and participation in key initiatives, such as the G20’s newly established Financial Intermediary Fund for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response.  

Private sector leaders shared perspectives on topics including how countries can attract private investment supportive of public health priorities, the role of digital health transformation in pandemic preparedness, efficient countermeasures against future pandemics, and the importance of diversified health systems financing.