Advocacy Working Group

Mission Statement
The Advocacy Working Group engages and maintains dialog with government leaders and policy makers
Vajira Dissanyake (Sri Lanka) and Catalina Lopez-Correa (Canada)
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  • Publish and disseminate the Cape Town Declaration
  • Create and maintain a dialogue with government leaders and policy makers
  • Engage with the World Health Organization and other intergovernmental and international organizations

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At the fourth Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC) Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2018, 125 leading scientists, physicians and healthcare professionals from 26 countries came together to further the mission of accelerating genomic medicine implementation around the world.
As a result, these leaders developed the Cape Town Declaration on Implementing Genomic Medicine Towards Universal Health Coverage by 2030. Collectively, they will work to find ways to help governments, intergovernmental agencies, international development partners and the World Health Organization to come together to understand the value of genomic medicine and help implement it worldwide.