TITLE

FUNDING GLOBAL HEALTH

AUTHOR(S)
Smyth, Sophie; Triponel, Anna
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Health & Human Rights: An International Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Experience teaches that the Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) will need a financing facility if it is to garner widespread acceptance among lowincome countries. The promise of financing is a well-established carrot to encourage countries to assume new convention-imposed obligations that will be costly to carry out. Promising to provide financing as part of an intergovernmental call for commitment also activates a rights-based approach. For donor and recipient countries, a funding facility embodies an actualization of their commitment to a convention's collective undertaking to address a given issue. Donors signal their commitment through their contributions; recipients signal commitment through their efforts to use any support received to achieve the convention's objectives. This essay highlights the need for an FCGH financing facility, provides a preliminary sketch of what it should look like, and urges the facility's creators to adopt a bold and innovative approach that draws upon, but improves, current precedents.
ACCESSION #
94749324

 

Related Articles

  • ADVANCING THE RIGHT TO HEALTH THROUGH GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS: THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF A FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON GLOBAL HEALTH. Friedman, Eric A.; Gostin, Lawrence O.; Buse, Kent // Health & Human Rights: An International Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p71 

    Organizations, partnerships, and alliances form the building blocks of global governance. Global health organizations thus have the potential to play a formative role in determining the extent to which people are able to realize their right to health. This article examines how major global...

  • GOVERNANCE FOR GLOBAL AND NATIONAL HEALTH: A ROLE FOR FRAMEWORK CONVENTIONS? Evans, Timothy G. // Health & Human Rights: An International Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p5 

    The author reflects on the significant role of the Framework Convention for Global Health (FCGH), which promotes treaty-like instruments to reduce and eliminate complexities in health at the national and global level. He states that the primary and core function of the FCGH is to derive...

  • LEVERAGING HIV-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS THROUGH A FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON GLOBAL HEALTH. Buse, Kent; Eba, Patrick; Sigurdson, Jason; Thomson, Kate; Timberlake, Susan // Health & Human Rights: An International Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p96 

    Although AIDS remains a leading cause of death, especially in low- and middle-income countries, the movement to address it has greatly contributed to changing the world's response to health challenges. By fusing activism, political leadership, domestic and international investment, and...

  • New Strategies For Innovation In Global Health: A Pharmaceutical Industry Perspective. Witty, Andrew // Health Affairs;Jan2011, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p118 

    Diseases that disproportionately affect developing countries play a large role in stalling economic and social development. Pharmaceutical companies are driving crucial research into new vaccines and medicines; however, although there is an imperative for industry to research new therapies for...

  • DARK SIDES OF THE PROPOSED FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON GLOBAL HEALTH'S MANY VIRTUES: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS. Hoffman, Steven J.; Røttingen, John-Arne // Health & Human Rights: An International Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p117 

    The costs of any proposal for new international law must be fully evaluated and compared with benefits and competing alternatives to ensure adoption will not create more problems than solutions. A systematic review of the research literature was conducted to categorize and assess limitations and...

  • INTRODUCTION: Global Health Challenges and the Role of Law. Flood, Colleen M.; Lemmens, Trudo // Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics;Spring2013, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p9 

    An introduction is presented in which the authors discusses various reports within the issue on topics including a comparative analysis of private health care laws in Israel and Canada, the legal case Alyne da Silva Pimentel Teixeira (deceased) v. Brazil, and patent protections in trade agreements.

  • The Prague Charter: Urging governments to relieve suffering and ensure the right to palliative care. Radbruch, Lukas; De Lima, Liliana; Lohmann, Diederik; Gwyther, Elizabeth; Payne, Sheila // Palliative Medicine;Feb2013, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p101 

    The authors discuss the Prague Charter for Palliative Care which urges the national governments of all countries to implement health-care and social policies that will ensure adequate access to patient-centered palliative care. They mention that national governments have an obli¬gation to...

  • Chemotherapy drug shortages in paediatric oncology: A 14-year single-centre experience in Belgium. Bauters, Tiene; Claus, Barbara O. M.; Norga, Koen; Huys, Isabelle; Simoens, Steven; Laureys, Geneviève // Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice;Dec2016, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p766 

    Shortages of chemotherapy are a growing challenge for the healthcare system. We present the burden of drug shortages of chemotherapeutics in the paediatric hemato-oncology unit of a tertiary care hospital and solutions that were used to manage them. Between January 2001 and December 2014, 54...

  • Mapping research on health systems in Europe: a bibliometric assessment. Garrido, Marcial Velasco; Hansen, Johan; Busse, Reinhard // Journal of Health Services Research & Policy;Jul2011 Supplement, Vol. 16 Issue s2, p27 

    Objective: Europe's health care decision-makers are facing an increasingly complex and rapidly changing landscape. It is crucial that health care problems are addressed with evidence-informed policy and that evidence finding is aimed at those topics most urgent on policy agendas. Research on...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics