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On December 2, 2015, Posted by , In Blog,

With immense national and global health inequality persisting despite gains in global health, the Sustainable Development Goals adopted but lacking sufficient accountability, and ever growing calls around the world to realize the right to health for all people, the time is now to begin a formal process towards developing the Framework Convention on Global Health — to be based in and aimed at realizing that right to health, at dramatically reducing those health inequities, and at creating greater accountability for the right to health and the SDGs. ( “global health inequality persisting” http://eucenter.berkeley.edu/newsletter/winter12/garay.html and “Sustainable Development Goals” http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1).

We’re calling for the WHO Executive Board to recommend to the World Health Assembly to include, possibly as part of the expected resolution on Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a directive to the WHO Director-General to establish a working group that includes strong civil society representation to examine and report back on the potential benefits, principles, and parameters of an FCGH as a means towards establishing governance and accountability to catalyze swift and sustained progress towards health equity.

Join others across the world to sign our petition below:


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