Population-Specific

(see also section on Equity questions)

Women: What specific provisions should the FCGH include to improve the health of women and girls? What strategies can the FCGH draw upon from existing national efforts in this regard? What about from international strategies (e.g., the Global Fund’s Gender Equality Strategy, http://www.theglobalfund.org/documents/core/strategies/Core_GenderEquality_Strategy_en/; the U.S. Global Health Initiative Supplemental Guidance on Women, Girls, and Gender Equality Principle, http://www.ghi.gov/documents/organization/162100.pdf; WHO’s report on women's health (http://www.who.int/gender/documents/9789241563857/en/index.html)? Should the FCGH codify existing authoritative interpretations on international law and non-discrimination against women and the right to health, including a requirement that health systems provide health services that are specific to or primarily used by women (e.g., CEDAW General Recommendation 24, http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/recommendations/recomm.htm#recom24)?

Cultural practices affecting women’s health: How should the FCGH address cultural practices that harm health, particularly that of women, including FGM and early child marriage? Can the FCGH influence household practices that can harm the health of women and girls (e.g., food insecure households giving boys more food than girls)?

Violence against women: Should the FCGH address violence against women and gender-based violence more generally? If so, how?

Non-citizens (migrants): Are special FCGH provisions required to address non-citizens including refugees, internally displaced people, stateless people, non-citizen permanent residents, non-citizen temporary residents (including migratory/foreign workers), and undocumented immigrants? If so, what provisions?

People with disabilities: Are special FCGH provisions required to address mental health and the rights and needs of people with physical and mental disabilities? Should the FCGH specifically require that national health strategies address physical and mental disabilities, and measures to increase access of people with disabilities to health services? Are there areas in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml) that the FCGH should build upon? What about WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 (http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA66/A66_R8-en.pdf)?

Other marginalized populations: Are there other populations not described here for whom the FCGH should include special measures to protect or otherwise meet their needs? If so, what populations, and what measures?