Turning the Right to Health into the Lived Reality for Everyone

lived realityTurning the Right to Health into the Lived Reality for Everyone: The Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance

Over the past few years, more and more global health luminaries and leading NGOs have called for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), for using the strongest instrument of international law to advance the quest for health equity.

In the globalization era, the highest attainable level of health cannot be achieved by States acting on their own. A FCGH treaty would facilitate the coordinated global effort needed to achieve the highest attainable level of health everywhere. It would reform global governance for health to enhance accountability, transparency, and civil society participation and protect the right to health in trade, investment, climate change, and other international regimes, while catalyzing governments to institutionalize the right to health at community through to national levels.

The FCGH Alliance membership includes more than 30 organizations and individuals from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe that believe that unconscionable global and local health inequities are fundamentally unjust.

We know this is an ambitious undertaking, but we are convinced that a FCGH would be a historical shift in global health.

Martin Hevia
Chair, FCGH Alliance

For more information about getting involved, please see the FCGH Alliance website.
For an excellent selection of past articles, publications and other materials, a visit to the FCGH Library is recommended.

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Welcome to the Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance

WelcomeWelcome to the Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance.

The FCGH Alliance membership includes more than 30 organizations and individuals from Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe that believe that unconscionable global and local health inequities are fundamentally unjust. Over the past few years, more and more global health luminaries and leading NGOs have called for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH), for using the strongest instrument of international law to advance the quest for health equity.

In the globalization era, the highest attainable level of health cannot be achieved by States acting on their own. A FCGH treaty would facilitate the coordinated global effort needed to achieve the highest attainable level of health everywhere. It would reform global governance for health to enhance accountability, transparency, and civil society participation and protect the right to health in trade, investment, climate change, and other international regimes, while catalyzing governments to institutionalize the right to health at community through to national levels.

We know this is an ambitious undertaking, but we are convinced that a FCGH would be a historical shift in global health, a powerful instrument for global health with justice. We hope that you will join us in this wonderful and challenging project that will transform lives and communities all around the world.

Martin Hevia, Chair
FCGH Alliance, Geneva
7 January, 2018

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Dr. Martín Hevia is Dean and Professor at the School of Law, Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He earned his doctorate in law in 2007 at the University of Toronto, Canada and his law degree in 2001 at the Torcuato Di Tella University. Currently, he serves as Vice-President of the Ibero-American Association of Law Schools. He has been a keen supporter of a Framework Convention on Global Health for many years, and has recently been elected as the first Chair of the FCGH Alliance.