European Union

Towards a Universal Health Care system: the road to SDG 3

Join us at the EU parliament to debate on Financing for Health. See a program here.[more]

European Development Days 2015

Action for Global Health is hosting a high level panel and a lab session at the European Development Days 2015. Click here for more information.[more]

European Civil Society calls on EU leaders not to miss historic opportunity to end poverty

EU leaders will miss a historic opportunity to keep their promises to the poor and end poverty (by committing to spending 0.7% of their Gross National Income (GNI) on development assistance and half of aid on Least Developed...[more]

Action for Global Health’s Reaction to the Council Conclusions and the Transformative Post-2015 Agenda

Action for Global Health welcomes the EU’s transformative post-2015 agenda and the new Council Conclusions, adopted in December. In particular, the re-emphasis on the importance of having an ambitious agenda that leaves no-one...[more]

A CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: An open letter to governments for a strong civil society participation in the post-2015 negotiations

Next year will be the conclusion of a global process that will set the new post-2015 agenda. Global participation in the discussions to set the post-2015 agenda have been unprecedented. People and their organizations in all parts...[more]

European Civil Society Statement in advance of ECOFIN signed by more than 1000 organisations and trade unions from 11 European countries representing more than 50 million European citizens.

Action for Global Health, alongside over 1000 CSO Networks and Organisations, Trade Union Federations, and European FTT Coalitions representing more than 50 million European citizens, is calling for the urgent promotion of the...[more]

MPs express concern at reproductive health omission from WHO draft post-2015 health goal

BRUSSELS, 04 July -  In a letter to the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Margaret Chan, 29 parliamentarians from around the world and across the political spectrum have expressed deep concern at...[more]

Talking to our Health Champions: Hon. Pia Locatelli

This month, Action for Global Health is speaking to Italian politician, Hon. Pia Locatelli, a staunch defender of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), gender equality and women's rights about the future of women’s health...[more]

Action for Global Health strongly condemns acid attack on Austrian MEP during gay pride event

BRUSSELS - Action for Global Health strongly condemns the vicious acid attack on Austrian MEP, Hon. Ulrike Lunacek, which fortunately left her unharmed. The recently elected MEP was sprayed by what was believed to be butyric acid...[more]

Accessible & Affordable & Achievable – Health in the Post-2015 Agenda

Action for Global Health has convened, alongside VENRO, Action against AIDS Germany, Bread for the World, Medico International, Misereor, Oxfam, Plan International Germany, Stiftung Weltbevölkerung, Terre des Hommes and World...[more]

Talking to Our Health Champions: MEP Michael Cashman

This month we are talking to MEP Michael Cashman, a well-known human rights activist, about the opportunities provided by the Post-2015 process, the challenges facing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), LGBTI rights...[more]

The Europe We Want!

Ahead of the European Parliamentary elections, on 22-25 May 2014, Action for Global Health is backing The Europe We Want campaign, launched by Concord – calling for a fairer, more equitable Europe that puts people...[more]

Right to Heath: Universal Health Coverage, still an open issue

AfGH partner, AIDOS (Associazione Italiana Donne per lo Sviluppo), met in Rome on February 26 with the aim to promote Universal Health Coverage (UHC) discussions, and define civil society recommendations for the Italian...[more]

EU aid deal demonstrates commitment to global health and education

Action for Global Health (AfGH) welcomes the decision made by the European Parliament to include global health in the final text for the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) regulation, one of the European Union’s...[more]

Europe's real aid for health

The 16th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa - ICASA 2011, the Africa's largest conference on HIV/AIDS, which took place in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from the 4th to the 8th of December 2011, brought together more...[more]

Busan Outcome Document agreed and signed: what’s next?

Busan, 2nd December 2011: The 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4) resulted in countries’ agreement on the launch of new ‘Global Partnership for Development’, a new global governance framework which will move the...[more]

Development partners should learn from best aid effectiveness practices in health sector

Action for Global Health policy statement on the Busan High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness [more]

Health and education 'key priorities' in future EU development policy

Development commissioner Andris Piebalgs has reaffirmed the crucial role of health and education in future EU development policy in a debate organised by Action for Global Health and the European Policy Centre.[more]

European Parliament: shaping the way to Busan

Ownership, transparency and accountability were the buzz words in a recent exchange of views on aid effectiveness in the European Parliament’s Development Committee. [more]

EU tax on financial transactions must go towards health and development, says AfGH

On 29 June 2011, the European Commission (EC) presented its proposals for the 2014-2020 budget, setting out the possibility for the bloc to raise its own resources through the implementation of a financial transaction tax (FTT)....[more]

Time for a Robin Hood Tax activists tell Europe: global day of action in 35 countries

Activists in over 35 countries united today in calling on European heads of state to back a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) that could raise hundreds of billions to tackle poverty and climate change. [more]

Parliamentarian’s urged to support FTT

Parliamentarians are being urged to show their support for a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) by signing a declaration drafted by a broad coalition of NGOs and trade unions ahead of the European Council later this month. [more]

World Health Assembly: need of reforms and new initiatives

The WHO's 64th World Health Assembly (WHA) opened on Monday 16th of May in Geneva. For nine days, ministerial delegations from the United Nation's 193 member governments will discuss and take decisions on global health issues...[more]

Stronger parliamentary oversight of budget support essential

Budget support has to accompanied with stronger parliamentary oversight. That was the message coming from parliamentarians at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) in Budapest.[more]

The road to Busan: making health aid work better

Latest OECD figures show mixed performance by EU donors on official development assistance targets as AfGH new report calls on Europe to do much more to aid the health sector.[more]

EU-US Health Dialogue - AfGH recommendations

In the framework of the EU-US dialogue on development, Action for Global health sent a letter to Mr Fotiadis, Director General of DG DEVCO and Mr Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of USAID to call on the need to strengthen health...[more]

The EU: a global player in health and development?

On 17 March the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health and EPF organised a conference on "The EU: a global player in health and development?" at the House of Commons, Westminster. The...[more]

EU-wide tax on financial transactions is a 'win-win solution'

The European Commission has been urged to send a strong signal to G20 finance ministers that it is ready to move forward with plans for an EU-wide financial transaction tax (FTT) if agreement cannot be reached at global level....[more]

NGO side event at the 2nd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health

The UK Human Resources for Health (HRH) working group of Action for Global Health partners including Merlin, TB Alert, AMREF, VSO, Save the Children, Sightsavers, WEMOS, HWAI and many government representatives, health workers,...[more]

No health without health workers

Europe must step up efforts to tackle the health workforce crisis if the health Millennium Development Goals are to be realised, says Action for Global Health.[more]

Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health: addressing the Global Health Workforce Crisis

The Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 25-29 January 2011. Under the slogan ‘Empower Health Workers for health’ the forum will provide a platform to review progress made to...[more]

Action for Global Health encourages parliamentarians to play a strong role in health

At the 20th Session of the African, Caribbean, Pacific–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Kinshasa (DRC), Action for Global Health brought together parliamentarians for an event focusing on the role of parliamentarians in...[more]

Action for Global Health launches an online guide to global health in the EU

The online guide is an excellent and in-depth tool for anyone who wants to know more about EU's global health policies, actors and opportunities to influence the EU institutions. The guide is easily accessible to anyone and...[more]

Action for Global Health brings MEPs to a health project in Kinshasa

On December 1st - the occasion of World Aids Day – Action for Global Health organised a field visit to a health care centre for MEPs attending the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Kinshasa . Parliamentarians from the...[more]

AFGH at the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Kinshasa

With only 5 years remaining to achieve the MDGs, Parliamentarians have a full role to play in achieving the health MDGs. This is why AFGH will be at the 20th Session of the African, Caribbean, Pacific – EU Joint Parliamentary...[more]

Parliamentary Handbook - The Role of Parliamentarians in Advancing the Health MDGs

The parliamentary handbook aims to help European parliamentarians to better understand the basics and the importance of Official Development Assistance (ODA), the new global health aid architecture, and the latest global health...[more]

How effective is European Aid to the Health Sector? Join AFGH for an online discussion!

Between October 2010 and April 2011, DSW and the Action for Global Health (AfGH) Network are organizing an online discussion on Aid Effectiveness in the health sector. [more]

EuroMapping 2010

On 25th October the German Foundation for World Population (DSW) and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) announced the publication of EuroMapping 2010. [more]

Action For Global Health Tracks EU support for Health in Developing Countries

Brussels 24.10.2010 - On the 40th anniversary of the UN Member States’ commitment to give 0.7% of our wealth in aid, Action for Global Health launches a new tool tracking EU support for Global Health. [more]

Global Health Policy Forum Discusses Implementation

The Latest lunchtime informal Global Health Policy Forum has focussed on implementation following the Council Conclusions on Global Health and the recent High Level Conference of the European Commission on Global Health[more]

Over 50 MEPs sign their commitment to MDG4, pledging to Kick off … for children’s health!

16 June 2010: At the European Parliament in Strasbourg Action for Global Health joined with European Parliamentarians (MEPs) and other distinguished guests to mark African Child Day with a football themed event targeting child...[more]

Ministers leave job unfinished

LUXEMBOURG – 14.06.2010 – EU foreign and development ministers have taken an important step by agreeing human rights must be at the centre of any strategy capable of meeting the Millennium Development Goals. But unless EU leaders...[more]

Council conclusions on the EU role in Global Health

On the Foreign Affairs Council meeting conclusions on the European Commission`s communication "The EU role in global health" were adopted. In addition to that, the development ministers held a first discussion on the EU position...[more]

ODA intermediate targets should include health

The European Commission today adopted its annual review of development cooperation and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and urged Member States to adopt measures to ensure Aid commitments are kept.[more]

2010 Reality Check - AFGH annual policy report

On World Health Day 2010, a new report from Action for Global Health urges EU leaders to commit 0.1% of GNI to ensure universal access to healthcare for people in developing countries.[more]

EC new Global Health Communication places the MDGs at the heart of the Right to Health

On March 31st, the European Commission proposed a new and more coherent approach to EU health cooperation through its new Communication on the role of the EU in Global Health. By applying European health and equity principles to...[more]

EU Action Plan on Gender Equality in Development finally released

On the occasion of International Women's Day and the 15th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, the European Commission services released the EU Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development valid from...[more]

Delivering the Right to Health with the Health MDGs

One day conference on Europe’s role on how to combat poverty-related crises by 2015[more]