Health in Post-2015 Coalition Statement
As a coalition of advocates from health-related non-governmental organizations, engaged in the post–2015 development agenda process, we wish to highlight the following in our response to the UN Secretary General’s Synthesis report on post–2015, “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”:
1) The need for a strong health goal and targets based on the right to health
A lab technician in the DRC’s Kasaï Oriental Province who received training on HIV-TB co-infection.Photo credit: MSH staff.
People living with HIV or tuberculosis (TB) face many health challenges, but when infected with both of these diseases, their struggles multiply, because each disease accelerates the other’s progression. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is ranked eighth among countries reporting the highest rates of HIV/TB co-infection. To manage the burden of care at such a level, countries must have well-trained staff in a health system that takes an integrated approach to care and treatment.
JOINT LETTER TO UN MEMBER STATES: Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Agenda
Health is a universal human right. It is both a driver and an indicator of sustainable development. Accordingly, we urge the Member States of the United Nations, as they deliberate on the post-2015 framework, to adopt an agenda which will promote accelerated, equitable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) in all countries.
MSH will be participating in the Global Health Council’s 37th Annual Conference: “Goals and Metrics,” being held in Washington, DC, from June 14-18, 2010. MSH is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor of the conference.
The Center for Leadership and Management and the Office of Communications and Knowledge Exchange are pleased to announce the launch of a six-article series in collaboration with the journal of Human Resources for Health. This series on public health leadership and management was developed and coordinated by Mary O’Neil, who is also a member of the journal’s editorial board. In his opening editorial for the series, Dr. Manuel M.