Implementing the UHC 2030 objectives22-23 of June in Geneva A broader consultation process will be set up following the Steering commitee meeting and multistakeholder consultation to ensure CSOs are contributing to the...[more]

Unpacking Health ODA Webinar

Please find here a short ppt of what has been presented at the webinar.The various grafs on the document have hyperlinks that allow you to click on and explore yourself the various interactive tools. Key messages from the...[more]

World Aids Day: Improving sexual health – one table football match at a time

At a youth centre in Bujumbura, Burundi, the table football is the centre of activity. Young people crowd round, cheering and supporting their chosen side as enthusiastically as one would a real football match. The centre opened...[more]

International Day of Action for Women’s Health

Join us in the re-launch of May 28th International Day of Action for Women’s Health, by calling on governments and the international community to ensure a holistic, inclusive, and human rights-based approach to women and girls’...[more]

Talking to our health champions: Dr Sharmin Zahan, BRAC Programme Manager for Health

Dr Sharmin Zahan, Health Programme Manager for BRAC, calls on the continued efforts of governments and civil society, to implement fully-funded, equitable health systems, and supports commitments to experiment with large-scale...[more]

Talking to our Health Champions: Jacquelyne Alesi, Programmes Director for the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS

Jacquelyne Alesi, Programmes Director for the Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS, aims to empower young people living with HIV/AIDS. The network advocates for access to medicine, campaigns for increased...[more]

Family Planning Conference, Addis Ababa

Official Development Assistance (ODA) results were presented in Addis Ababa last week at the International Conference on Family Planning ahead of the official launch on Wednesday. [more]

AfGH recruits Project and Communications Trainee

Action for Global Health is seeking a 'Project and Communications Trainee' to join its Brussels'based team for six months, starting 25th February 2013. S/he should be a dymanic, dedicated team player and fluent in English. In...[more]

Action for Global Health UK Welcomes Justine Greening’s appointment as the new Secretary of State for International Development

Action for Global Health UK warmly welcomes Justine Greening and Lyne Featherstone in their roles as the new Secretary of State and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development. The British government will...[more]

Call for Universal Health Coverage issued at the World Health Assembly

The 65th World Health Assembly (WHA) kicks off in Geneva today and brings together health professionals and delegates from all the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) 194 member states. An opportunity for the organization...[more]

Worrying trends in aid spending: New analysis on 2011 ODA figures

Today Action for Global Health published an in-depth analysis of the Official Development Assistance spending in 2011. Our analysis looks at the statistics produced last month by the Organisation for Economic...[more]

Financial Transaction Tax Global Week of Action

Activists in over 30 countries pile pressure on Governments to back a Robin Hood Tax as leaders converge at international summits. The activists (including AfGH) argue that a small change for the banks will make a...[more]

New resource on Universal Health Coverage

The Results for Development Institute (R4D) has announced the launch of UHC Forward, a new website that features news, events, and publications related to the global universal health coverage (UHC) movement....[more]

Job opportunity: European Policy Liaison Officer

The European Policy Liaison Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the AfGH policy and advocacy work plan in collaboration with Action for Global Health partners in Brussels and other project countries, to include...[more]

AfGH external evaluation

AfGH is currently undergoing a process of evaluation and would appreciate your views on our work, which will feed into future strategies and actions. [more]

The NGO Code of Conduct for the Health Systems Strengthening: a reference tool for health actors

More than two years ago, a coalition of health NGOs decided to create an NGO Code of Conduct for Health Systems Strengthening. In the context of the country based approach the aim was to offer a guide that ensure NGOs good...[more]

Health spending in Uganda: the impact of current aid structures and aid effectiveness

This country briefing draws together the main findings gathered during AfGH’s visit to Uganda in February 2010 and provides recommendations to policy-makers and civil society.[more]

Debating the Future of the Global Health Aid Architecture

On Monday 12th July, Action for Global Health UK, in partnership with Save the Children UK, Results UK, and the UK’s Stop AIDS Campaign hosted a civil society workshop to review the current global health financing mechanisms and...[more]

WHO - Increasing access to health workers in remote and rural areas through improved retention

Globally, approximately one half of the population lives in rural areas, but less than 38% of the nurses and less than 25% of the physicians work there. While getting and keeping health workers in rural and remote areas is a...[more]

Muskoka initiative: G8 announces figures for maternal and child health which are far below expectations – and very far from the realities

Last Sunday the G8 decided to commit 5 billion dollars over five years to support maternal and infant health. Six other countries which are not members of the club, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, agreed to...[more]

WHO Code of Practice on health workers risks being 'toothless tiger' warns Action for Global Health

Action for Global Health welcomes a new Code of Practice from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which aims to stem the flow of health workers leaving poor countries for rich ones. The code will have a significant impact on the...[more]

Action for Global Health France launches a national campaign to support health systems in developing countries

On March 12, Oxfam France and Action for Global Health (represented in France by Médecins du Monde and Avocats pour la Santé dans le Monde), launched a public awareness campaign on the need to support health systems strengthening...[more]