I am a proud member of the Framework Convention for Global Health (FCGH) Alliance, an Alliance dedicated to making the Right to Health real for citizens everywhere. The Alliance is committed to Health for All, for citizens everywhere, in every country, no matter where they live and regardless of their nationality, race and ethnicity, religion or gender and sexual orientation.
The FCGH Alliance believes that no group of persons must ever be deprived of health because of marginalization. We believe that even persons who live in violent, armed-conflict situations and who might be refugees deserve healthcare. We reject the status quo that millions of people cannot access basic health care resulting in gross health inequity such as the vulgar disparity where about 30 countries have life expectancies at birth above 80 years, while at least 20 countries are struggling to stay above 50, where pregnancies are deadly for women in far too many countries and where children in some countries have a poor chance of surviving to be five years old.
It is for this reason we ask you to join us in promoting the FCGH.
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Dr. Leslie Ramsammy
Vice Chair, FCGH Alliance
Dr. Leslie Ramsammy is the former Minister of Health of Guyana (2001-2012). He served as President of the 61st WHA and as President of the Directing Council of PAHO (2007-2009), among many other executive positions he has held in global health institutions over many decades. He was recently elected Vice Chair of the new international NGO, the FCGH Alliance.
“We are too conservative in our global health standards. A child born in Tanzania should have the same chance of survival and for living a healthy life as a child born in a developed country.” – Dr. Leslie Ramsammy