Online Program

Why NGOs working in health and development should support a Framework Convention on Global Health

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Joia S. Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Partners In Health, Boston, MA
A Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) will be an important tool for US and other NGOs to employ in work on health and human rights. This presentation will cover the importance of an FCGH for global health and development work and in strengthening health systems in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). It will also address how the FCGH will help protect other health-related human rights, among them the rights to food and to water.

Learning Areas:

Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate and discuss the importance of a Framework Convention on Global Health in strengthening public health systems in LMICs. Demonstrate and discuss why NGOs and civil society should help develop and support the FCGH.

Keyword(s): Drug Use, HIV/AIDS

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Dr. Joia Mukherjee trained in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an Associate Professor in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where she teaches medical students, residents and fellows in the fields of infectious disease, global health and health disparities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.