Post 2015

The power of data to drive accountability

Last week the World Bank, World Health Organisation (WHO) and USAID co-hosted a conference on Measurement and Accountability for Health. The conference launched an international call to action and offered an opportunity...[more]

5 ways to achieve the right to health for all by 2030

As the end of the health Millennium Development Goals is approaching, the sustainable development goals and their strong commitment to leaving no one behind — as well as addressing inequalities both among and within countries —...[more]

Health Matters 2015- European Year of Development

Putting health at the forefront of the EU’s agenda is exactly what we aim to do during the European Year for Development 2015. This is the first ever European Year to focus on a global theme, and April is our month! Dedicated to...[more]

World Health Day

April 7th is World Health Day To mark this important date, Action for Global Health is focusing on universal health coverage and the importance of community-driven health systems. Remarkable progress has been made from the...[more]

Comments to the UNSDSN report, “Financing Sustainable Development: Effective Investment Strategies and Partnerships”

Action for Global Health (AfGH) and the Global Health Council (GHC) welcome the opportunity to comment on the SDSN report on Financing Sustainable Development. We acknowledge the reference to the success of the health-related...[more]

6 things we learned on global health from #GlobalDev Week

At the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York last week, member states discussed the way forward for the intergovernmental negotiations leading up to the adoption of the post-2015 sustainable development framework less...[more]

‘Undernutrition in the Land of Rice’- report by RESULTS UK

A new report by RESULTS UK entitled; ‘Undernutrition in the Land of Rice’ discusses the rate of undernutrition in Cambodia, despite high economic growth over the past two decades. Cambodia is not unique in this, it is one...[more]

Positioning Health in the Post-2015 framework and the OWG

The debate on the goals and targets for the post-2015 agenda is underway, and the 11th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) is in full swing. Underpinning these discussions is the Working Document produced by the OWG...[more]

Increasing democratic ownership, improving health outcomes: IHP+ as a case study

Action for Global Health contributed to development of Busan Health Working Group e-poster "Increasing democratic ownership, improving health outcomes: IHP+ as a case study". The poster will be presented at Knowledge...[more]

Busan Health Working Group: Side Event at the CSO Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

AfGH as part of the Busan Health Working Group, is pleased to invite any stakeholder who will attend the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan to participate in our side event “Effective Aid for Better Health” which will...[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]

Number one global killer unchallenged

World leaders are failing to tackle the devastating impact of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease, according to a leading coalition of health and development organisations.[more]

Health workforce must be part of broader health plans

As the World Health Assembly closes its doors for another year, it’s a good time to consider some of the issues which were discussed during the nine-day Assembly on the strategies to strengthen human resources for health....[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]

DR Congo introduces new vaccine against one of its leading causes of child death

Kinshasa, 4 April 2011 – In an effort to drastically improve the chances of children reaching their fifth birthday, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today stepped up its immunization programme by including vaccines to...[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 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]

Health Workers urgently needed to reach health MDGs

According to WHO, 4.3 million extra health workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) are needed worldwide to make essential healthcare accessible to all. Action for Global Health launches a new briefing paper ‘Health Workers...[more]

Global Health Study Tour in Cambodia

An EPF/AFGH Parliamentary Taskforce investigates progress and challenges. In the framework of the Action for Global Health (AFGH) network, the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF) brought a four-member...[more]

UK Parliamentarians calls on the Prime Minister to address global health at the UN MDG review summit 2010

Health is Wealth (HiW): UK parliamentarians produced the first joint global health statement ahead of the UN summit in consultations with AfGH UK network partners.[more]

Investing in Our Common Future

The Joint Action Plan is a global effort, led by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, to accelerate progress on women’s and children’s health that calls for all stakeholders to work together to meet existing commitments as well...[more]

Financing the AIDS response – A question of efficiency or more money?

Funding the AIDS response has been a key area for discussion and action at the the International AIDS Conference taking place in Vienna this week. A protest by activists at the very start of the opening ceremony set the scene for...[more]

"Turn Healthy Profits into Healthy People" demand activists at Vienna AIDS Conference

On the first full day of the XVIIIth International AIDS Conference, activists called on Bill Gates to tell world leaders “fill the gap : back the bank tax!” [more]

CTL for health/FTT with health: research paper

In the last few months, there has been a growing community of civil society organisations calling for the introduction of new innovative forms of financing such as financial transaction taxes to reverse the impact of the economic...[more]

International expert group confirms Currency Transaction Tax feasibility - Action for Global Health calls upon heads of state to implement tax

Friday July 16 - a group of experts drawn from the financial sector and academia have confirmed the feasibility of taxing financial transactions for the benefit of development. A detailed feasibility study titled “Globalising...[more]

UN Creates New Structure for Empowerment of Women

New York, 2 July 2010 — In an historic move, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide.[more]

The MDG Review must deliver concrete action and commitments if the health-related MDGs are met

On 28th June 2010, Action for Global Health UK hosted a one-day ’Reality Check’ policy conference to highlight what the UK, the EU and Africa must do to ensure that the MDG Review Summit in September 2010 delivers concrete...[more]

Breaking barriers: new report calls for ‘holistic’ approach on MDGs

June saw the launch of a joint report ‘Breaking barriers: working together to achieve a healthy, hunger-free world’ in which AFGH and 3 other NGOs called for a fresh assault from Heads of State to deliver their MDG promises.[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]

Kick off … for children’s health!

African Child Day, 16 June: Teaming up with MEP Michael Cashman, the European parliament's rapporteur on the millennium development goals (MDGs), Action for Global Health will organize a football match on children’s health for...[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]

Countdown 2015 – each minute can save lives!

At the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Tenerife, Action for Global Health launched a MDG 5 campaign website and a photo exhibition 'Just a minute!'. MEP Norbert Neuser chaired the event and played the MDG 5 memory game...[more]

Commission Spring Package Briefing Includes information on a Communication on Financial Transaction Tax

At a briefing given by DG Development on the “Spring Package for Development” a Commission official disclosed the additional intention of the Commission to adopt a Communication and staff working paper outlining the economic...[more]

AfGH Spain delivers the Letter on Global Health to the Spanish State Secretary for EU

AfGH Spain, together with other Spanish NGO's networks, delivers the Letter on Global Health addressing the three next EU Presidencies and signed by more than 450 international NGO's to the Spanish State[more]

MSF intervention on MDGs at World Health Assembly Executive Board meeting

At the Executive Board meeting of the World Health Assembly - the governing body of the WHO - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) called to highlight the need for Member States to make additional pledges to increase funding for...[more]