The comments made by Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 3 June 2021.
Globally we are only as strong as the weakest link in the health security chain. No one is safe until everyone is safe.
We need to make better use of advances in our ability to collect, analyse, and share health data from all aspects of life, enabling faster collaboration to respond to health security threats and stop diseases in their tracks.
The UK and our partners in the G7 have a strong track record of working together to support each other and protect the most vulnerable. As I gather with my ministerial counterparts, we have an opportunity to learn from this pandemic to collectively build back better and safeguard our global health security.