Joint Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health
a O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 20001, United States of America.
c Institute of Tropical Medicine,
d United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health,
National and Global Responsibilities for Health (Editorial), Bulletin of the World, vol. 88, p. 719 (2010)
Available at http://bit.ly/bEXVPc
“…….Why are health outcomes among the world’s poor so dire after the first decade of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and despite a quadrupling of international health assistance over the past two decades? We believe that this dynamic can change by establishing clearer understandings of, and forging consensus around and governance structures to support, national and global responsibilities to improve global health.
With the goal of a new post-MDG global health paradigm, we are establishing the Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Health Responsibilities for Health. The JALI will articulate an overarching, coherent, framework for shared responsibility for health, forging an international consensus around broadly imagined solutions to four critical challenges: defining a core package of essential health services and goods; clarifying states’ duties toward their own inhabitants; exploring all states’ responsibilities toward the world’s poor; and proposing a global architecture to improve health as a matter of social justice.
The Initiative forges an international consensus around solutions to four critical challenges:
(i) defining essential health services and goods;
(ii) clarifying governments’ obligations to their own country’s inhabitants;
(iii) exploring the responsibilities of all governments towards the world’s poor; and
(iv) proposing a global architecture to improve health as a matter of social justice……”
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