We are pleased to announce the launch of the Platform for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH). The Platform grows out of the formative work on the FCGH by JALI (the Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health), and represents as new phase, distinct from JALI and aimed at fostering broad engagement, building the support required to achieve an FCGH.
The Platform for an FCGH will be the inclusive banner for all FCGH supporters to jointly determine the nature of the FCGH and to begin to build the social and political support for this global health treaty. Platform members will be bound by shared values – above all our determination to see the realization of the universal right to health for all, recognizing the right as an immediately enforceable obligation, a shared responsibility, and a birthright of all people – and our common commitment to an FCGH as one pathway to advancing this right. We welcome all those wishing to engage this effort to join this multi-stakeholder platform, including NGOs, governments, health workers, intergovernmental organizations, partnerships, foundations, private entities, and academics and other individuals.