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A Framework Convention on Global Health

A Framework Convention on Global Health SPECIAL COMMUNICATION Health for All, Justice for All Lawrence O. Gostin, JD Health inequalities represent perhaps the most consequential global health EALTH INEQUALITIES—THE IN- challenge and yet they persist despite increased funding and innovative pro- equitable distribution of dis- grams. The United Nations is revising the Millennium Development Goals ease and early death be- (MDGs) that will shape the world for many years to come. What would a Htween the rich and poor— transformative post-MDG framework for global health justice look like? A represent perhaps the most enduring and global coalition of civil society and academics—the Joint Action and Learn- consequential global health challenge. ing Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (JALI)— Children born in sub-Saharan Africa are has formed an international campaign to advocate for a Framework Con- 20 times more likely to die in the first 5 vention on Global Health (FCGH). Recently endorsed by the UN Secretary- years of life than children born in Eu- rope or North America. Childbearing General, the FCGH would reimagine global governance for health, offering women are nearly 140 times more likely a new post-MDG vision. This Special Communication describes the key mo- to die in labor than women http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

A Framework Convention on Global Health

JAMA , Volume 307 (19) – May 16, 2012

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2012.4395
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22665108
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Abstract

SPECIAL COMMUNICATION Health for All, Justice for All Lawrence O. Gostin, JD Health inequalities represent perhaps the most consequential global health EALTH INEQUALITIES—THE IN- challenge and yet they persist despite increased funding and innovative pro- equitable distribution of dis- grams. The United Nations is revising the Millennium Development Goals ease and early death be- (MDGs) that will shape the world for many years to come. What would a Htween the rich and poor— transformative post-MDG framework for global health justice look like? A represent perhaps the most enduring and global coalition of civil society and academics—the Joint Action and Learn- consequential global health challenge. ing Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (JALI)— Children born in sub-Saharan Africa are has formed an international campaign to advocate for a Framework Con- 20 times more likely to die in the first 5 vention on Global Health (FCGH). Recently endorsed by the UN Secretary- years of life than children born in Eu- rope or North America. Childbearing General, the FCGH would reimagine global governance for health, offering women are nearly 140 times more likely a new post-MDG vision. This Special Communication describes the key mo- to die in labor than women

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 16, 2012

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