Global health governance in the sustainable development goals: Is it grounded in the right to health?
Global Challenges "This paper explores the extent to which global health governance in the context of the early implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is grounded in the right to health. The essential components of the right to health in relation to global health are unpacked.
(...) These essential functions are: the production of global public goods, the management of externalities across countries, the mobilization of global solidarity, and stewardship. The paper maps the current reality of global health governance now that the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals are beginning to be implemented.
In theory, the existing human rights legislation would enable the principles and basis
for the global governance of health beyond the premise of the state. In practice, there
is a governance gap between the human rights framework and practices in global
health and development policies." (Photo: United States Mission Geneva/flickr)
Responsable de Recherche de Fonds 80-100%
Offre d'emploi d'Enfants du Monde
Enfants du Monde Mission : - Elaboration de stratégies pour les différentes démarches de recherche de fonds afin d’acquérir, retenir, fidéliser et valoriser les membres et donateurs individuels; - Supervision de l’exécution des actions de recherche de fonds (grand public et entreprises); - Planification annuelle des activités et planification budgétaire; - Suivi et analyses régulière des activités (ROI, taux de retour, etc.); - Suivi et évaluation des résultats des démarches de recherche de fonds, et collaboration avec la Communication; - Réflexion stratégique et développement des actions liées à la promotion des legs et relations avec le public intéressé. (pdf)
Non-infectious diseases such as cancer rising sharply in Africa
The Guardian "More people in Africa will die from diseases such as cancer, heart problems or diabetes than infectious diseases by 2030, according to the World Health Organisation, which found the continent recorded the highest prevalence rates of high blood pressure in the world.
In a report published on Tuesday, the WHO warns that the number of deaths globally from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is set to increase by at least 15% from the organisation’s 2010 estimates, and that 44 million people will die of NCDs over the decade up to 2020, 4 million of those in the African region." (Photo: Sanofi Pasteur/flickr)
UN General Assembly Resolution: TRIPS Flexibilities, High-Level Panel On Medicines Access
Intellectual Property Watch "The United Nations General Assembly this month is considering a resolution committing to elevate health issues to the highest levels of foreign policy. The resolution includes references and commitments related to dozens of existing instruments and tools aimed at improving health, including a full range of those on access to medicines, such as patent flexibilities under trade rules, and the recent report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on access to medicines and innovation.
(...) Countries have been making a concerted effort to address rising prices for some drugs and the seemingly endless gap between available drugs and their availability for the extreme poor. One focus of the effort has been on lowering prices by separating R&D costs from end-product pricing.
The High-Level Panel report has become controversial through resistance from a small number of developed countries whose industries benefit from the status quo." (Photo: United Nations Development/flickr)
Guilty until proven innocent
The contested use of maternal mortality indicators in global health
Critical Public Health "The MMR – maternal mortality ratio – has risen from obscurity to become a major global health indicator, even appearing as an indicator of progress towards the global Sustainable Development Goals. This has happened despite intractable challenges relating to the measurement of maternal mortality.
Even after three decades of measurement innovation, maternal mortality data are widely presumed to be of poor quality, or, as one leading measurement expert has put it, ‘guilty until proven innocent’. This paper explores how and why leading epidemiologists, demographers and statisticians have devoted the better part of the last three decades to producing ever more sophisticated and expensive surveys and mathematical models of globally comparable MMR estimates." (Photo: H6 Partners/flickr)