On June 15-17, 2023, a meeting on the development of BRICS health institutions was held in the United Arab Emirates

BRICS IASP President Larisa Nikolaevna Zelentsova told the participants about the healthcare systems of the BRICS countries:

The health care of the BRICS countries is a public good in recognition of the value of health. At the national level, the recognition of the value of health as a public good is expressed in the commitment of the governments of the BRICS countries and other countries to the goals of increasing the volume of financing for health care. At the global level, this is evidenced by the work of the international community to achieve the three Millennium Development Goals in the health sector. Since its inception in 2008, the BRICS has gradually become an actor in global governance, which is not surprising given the growing weight of the association in the global economy and its role as an engine of economic growth in the world. In order to explore the possibilities of BRICS to contribute to the development of global governance in the field of health, cooperation between the BRICS countries (institutionalization, discourse, interaction with other international institutions) was followed, especially in the field of health; a comparative analysis of cooperation in the field of healthcare with other areas of interaction between the BRICS member countries was carried out. BRICS demonstrates how health is increasingly becoming a tool of foreign policy and a tool for improving health and development for the whole world.”

Svetlana Ivanovna Nesterova, Chairman of the Health and Social Policy Committee of the IASP BRICS, presented a report on the projects of the Health Committee for 2023:

1. BRICS International Medical University of Health
2. BRICS Medical Association
3. International Center for Traditional Medicine and Innovative Technologies
4. Creation of a journal - a working body of the Association of Traditional Medicine of the BRICS countries
5. Holding in November 2023 the International Forum on Traditional Medicine, Innovative Technologies and Pharmacology

The work of the Committee is based on the Beijing Declaration of the XIV BRICS Summit and the BRICS High Level Meeting on Traditional Medicine.

BRICS Ministers of Health adopted the Final Declaration

In the adopted Final Declaration, a number of provisions also directly relate to strengthening cooperation and coordination in order to jointly solve global health problems and promote international health, taking into account full respect for the sovereignty of the BRICS countries and national, political, cultural characteristics, priorities and capabilities of each of the countries.

In this case, we can talk about mutually beneficial BRICS cooperation schemes, including:

• Development of educational medical standards in all five countries in accordance with the highest internationally recognized level in the field of traditional medicine;
• Creation of a network of promising ones based on the existing International Centers for Traditional Medicine and Innovative Technologies;
• Facilitate more exchanges and internships, both bilateral and quintuple, involving medical schools from all five countries to learn from each other's practices and innovations in teaching;

Holding annual international events on traditional medicine, innovations and pharmacology of the BRICS countries

• Exchange of practices and promotion of interdependence and mutual investment of medical private and public techniques and knowledge, including the development of possible methods and means of traditional medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases and pathological conditions;
• Promotion, including with the help of the state, foundations, the BRICS Development Bank, of common approaches to research efforts in medicine, especially in the treatment of NCDs, which cause premature death of most of the population of all five countries;
• Promote the development/revitalization of the state and public system of child health support and prevention in schools, as well as the development of educational programs that contribute to the growth of a healthy young generation and, accordingly, a full-fledged economic future for all five countries.