Platform for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) Launches; JALI Role Evolves
We are pleased to report a new stage in the initiative to secure a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), an global health treaty based on the right to health and aimed at national and global health equity. As more partners have come on board, and to enable the continued broadening of civil society and other stakeholders, an inclusive international Platform for an FCGH has now been launched to assume leadership on the FCGH. The principles underlying the Platform are in a revised version of the Framework for an FCGH, "Platform for a Framework Convention on Global Health: Realizing the Universal Right to Health" (full text; summary version).
The Platform will include greater opportunity for participation, with hubs planned in all regions of the world, and national platforms to build support for, get input into, and advocate for the FCGH within countries. The Platform documents include contact information for each region to learn more and get involved. The ad hoc initial global steering committee for the FCGH Platform is available here.
JALI, meanwhile, will remain involved in our FCGH work, as a members of the Platform and as one -- among many others, we hope -- contributors of ideas for content of the FCGH. In addition, we will now expand our focus beyond the FCGH. JALI will work to incubate, analyze, and promote a progressive vision of the right to health, as captured in the FCGH Manifesto and Platform, including by helping define specific responsibilities under this right and the governance structures, policies, and mechanisms that could effectuate them.
We will soon be posting more information on the launch of the FCGH Platform and the evolving role of JALI. We hope that you will remain -- or become -- involved in the FCGH through the Platform.