The project of a Geneva Global Health Hub has been launched in a civil society side event to the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016, after more than a year of preparatory work. Read the project documents or get in touch with the secretariat or Steering Committee for further background information about the project.
“The overall objective of the proposed Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) is to contribute to longer-term strategic thinking and coherent and sustained action by civil society entities involved in global health advocacy, taking account of country-level contributions and national variability. The imbalance of presence and inputs in global health debates between civil society organizations defending the public interest and others defending commercial interests, due in particular to large disparities in resources, calls for creating strong and stable alliances among the various organizations representing civil society and sharing common values. By creating a space where these organizations can meet, share knowledge and strategize, civil society can have a more sustainable presence and meaningful engagement in relevant discussions and key negotiations.”
“The G2H2 shall promote democratic global governance to achieve comprehensive and equitable health for all by building a steady and strong civil society voice through:
- Increased understanding of the complexities and politics of global health governance through knowledge gathering and sharing on multilateral policy processes and governance structures (in various forms) with a view to promoting and defending public interests;
- Facilitated networking and collaboration with a view to promoting policy coherence between policy levels (globa, regional and national) and between health and other sectors that have a particular influence on health, such as trade, education, labour, among others; and
- Contributions to longer-term strategic thinking and coherent and sustained action by civil society entities involved in global health advocacy, taking account of country-level contributions and national variability.”
G2H2 members are invited to consult the full project documentation in our Dropbox folder and to browse the other subpages of the “hub” section of our website. For any particular enquiries about the project and the project documentation, please get in touch with our secretariat. Thank you!
Contact: G2H2 Secretariat