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10.19.18

The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Vote for Global Solidarity in an Era of Nationalistic Populism

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A Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) – a global treaty based in, and seeking to more fully give life to, the right to health, enhancing accountability and advancing health equity – is an idea that persists. You may well ask: A global treaty in the current political environment, with many governments and rapidly strengthening […]

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01.10.18

The Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance: Hope Springs Anew for the FCGH and Right to Health

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It is always spring for human rights. Old ideas embedded in fundamental values do not lose the boundless hope and energy of their birth. In a country that holds its first democratic election or peaceful transition of power, democracy is more than an idea and practice that has existed for centuries, but a new reality worthy […]

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10.12.17

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 and the Power of International Legal Norms

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With the nuclear threat is on the rise, I was a bit surprised last week when I heard that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) had won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. It seemed out of step with today’s reality. But as I reflected more and learned the reasoning behind the decision, the Nobel Committee’s […]

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05.15.17

Solidarity in Our Diversity

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If you were in New York City and its environs in the weeks and months after September 11, 2001, as I was – or, I expect, just about anywhere in the United States – you will recall the American flags in the storefront windows, outside homes, everywhere really. Those banners of solidarity reminded us, as […]

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01.12.17

The Framework Convention on Global Health: A Call for Leadership from the Global Health Trio

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[This blog was co-authored by Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin, and was first posted with as a Health Affairs blog. It is connected to a related Health Affairs publication, Global Health: A Pivotal Moment Of Opportunity And Peril.] In the current issue of Health Affairs, we explore a pivotal moment of opportunity and peril […]

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11.28.16

Boarding the Framework Convention on Global Health Express

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This blog was originally posted at the IMAXI Cooperative website. It responds (quite favorably) to a blog by Case Gordon of the IMAXI Cooperative on the Platform for an FCGH transitioning to a formal, Geneva-based NGO. Sometimes the right to health provides a clear answer. Discriminatory laws must be abolished to ensure the right for […]

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10.31.16

The Disabilities Rights Convention’s 7 Lessons for the FCGH

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The proposal for a global treaty on the right to health, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), may reach another milestone in the next two days, with its most prominent appearance yet. For the first time, WHO will hold a forum for the six candidates for next May’s election to be its Director-General. Any […]

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10.31.16

The Disabilities Rights Convention's 7 Lessons for the FCGH

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The proposal for a global treaty on the right to health, a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), may reach another milestone in the next two days, with its most prominent appearance yet. For the first time, WHO will hold a forum for the six candidates for next May’s election to be its Director-General. Any […]

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08.10.16

Global health, civil society, and a growing threat

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In how many ways is civil society integral to achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In a recent article in Globalization and Health, Julia Smith, Kent Buse, and Case Gordon identify eight ways. I will offer thoughts on several of them, and suggest that given the importance of civil society to the SDGs and […]

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02.04.16

Beyond cost-effectiveness: Why we need a human rights approach to universal health coverage

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This blog was jointly prepared by Eric A. Friedman and Lawrence O. Gostin. The world having agreed to universal health coverage as a key target of the Sustainable Development Goals, a basic question becomes: Coverage of what? A traditional approach to answering this question is to focus on cost-effectiveness. Start with a given resource envelope. […]

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