Advancing Public Health and Human Rights through a Framework Convention on Global Health
Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
This session will explain the justifications, importance, challenges, and possible contents of a proposed new global health treaty grounded in the right to health and with its central aim of closing health inequities – a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH). The session will include a special focus on accountability in the context of women’s and children’s health, as well as on the FCGH’s potential for strengthening public health systems and implications for the FCGH of the link between health and related rights, such as food and water. Participants’ feedback will be encouraged, and the session will inform participants on how they can further engage in the process of developing and advocating for an FCGH.
Session Objectives: Explain the FCGH and its potential to improve accountability and strengthen public health systems
Identify ways in which they can become involved in contributing to developing the content of and advocating for an FCGH
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Organized by: APHA-International Human Rights Committee
Endorsed by: Law, International Health, Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)