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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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01.11.16

The Persisting Toll of Global Health Inequity

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Inequity kills — by one measure, more than one in three of us. And this unconscionable toll hasn’t been getting much better. That was the finding from calculations by Juan Garay of the European Commission several years back, explained in his new book available for free viewing, Health Equity: The Key for Transformational Change (p. 33-35).  Essentially, if […]

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12.15.15

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

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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 to some 20 million deaths every year (about which more in an upcoming blog). The Executive Board could take […]

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10.08.15

National Health Equity Strategies to Implement the Global Promise of SDGs

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[This blog was originally posted in the Health and Human Rights Journal as parts of its series of blogs on the Sustainable Development Goals, and is re-posted here with permission.] “No one will be left behind.” The bold promise at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must guide their implementation. This requires utterly […]

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11.11.14

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

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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 people. With its funding appeal experiencing about a $150 million shortfall, […]

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09.04.14

Ebola and September 11: National traumas, heroes, enduring legacies, and a Framework Convention on Global Health

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  343. For many Americans, that number will always be shorthand for heroism and sacrifice, for risking your own life to save others. It is the number of firefighters who died in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, among the 414 emergency workers killed that day. (The actual toll due to increased […]

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10.04.13

From JAMA Forum: Looking Beyond the Millennium Development Goals Toward a Sustainable Development Agenda

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This post was written by Lawrence O. Gostin, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. Professor Gostin is also a University Professor and director of a World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. For more information about this post, please contact gostin@law.georgetown.edu. […]

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