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10 Ways the FCGH Could Advance the Right to Health

On December 12, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,

I believe that we need the FCGH to help make the right to health real for the large portions of the world’s population who live — and die — amid conditions, systems, policies, and practices that give them little chance of enjoying the “highest achievable standard of physical and mental health”…

Why We Need the Framework Convention on Global Health Following the SDGs

On December 16, 2015, Posted by , In Blog,

[This blog was originally posted on the O’Neill Institute blog on December 15, 2015.] Next month, the WHO Executive Board will meet with a lengthy agenda, representing the range of serious health burdens and threats that persist. One challenge stands above the rest: immense global and national health inequities, linked…

The time to act is NOW! Make the Framework Convention on Global Health – FCGH – a REALITY!

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…

Welcome to the New Site on the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH)

On December 28, 2014, Posted by , In Blog,

We welcome you to the new website developed to facilitate engagement, advocacy, and support from people across the world for adopting and implementing a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), aimed at helping eradicate persistent health inequities and establishing the right to health for all. We will try to continuously…

From Afghanistan to Ebola: 8 lessons for Global Governance for Health and a Framework Convention on Global Health

On December 12, 2014, Posted by , In Blog,

By Eric A. Friedman You may have missed this news from mid-October: Due to the plethora of humanitarian disasters demanding global resources, along with the diminishing international combat presence in Afghanistan, the World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to cut food rations in Afghanistan, affecting up to 1 million…

Africa: Ebola: Can Global Health Be Sustainably Promoted Without A Framework Convention for Global Health?

On December 5, 2014, Posted by , In Blog,

analysis By Eric A. Friedman, Lawrence O. Gostin, Mayowa Joel and Rotimi Sankore Lagos — Few events remind us more of humanity’s shared health vulnerability than the outbreak of an untreatable, highly lethal disease that is resisting efforts to contain it, spreading from community to community, and across borders from…