Global health: “We will provide spaces for the analysis and debate of global health and promote platforms for joint civil society advocacy, with a focus on the WHO”
With “global health”, we herewith refer to the health of populations in a global context. Global health has been defined as "the area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide". Focusing on problems that transcend national borders or have a global political and economic origin or impact, global health is about worldwide health improvement, reduction of disparities and protection against global threats that disregard national borders.
In the MMI Network strategy 2016-2020, the engagement of MMI in global health policy and governance has become a main strategic field of work (“We will provide autonomous, sustainable and stimulating spaces for the analysis and debate of global health and promote platforms for joint civil society advocacy, with a focus on the World Health Organization”). This statement can be considered as a renewed strong mandate for the MMI GHG team to continue its work and to lead the MMI engagement in this field as follows:
- MMI will be a strong voice of civil society at the World Health
Organization, its meetings and processes.
MMI will further enhance its WHO related advocacy developed over the last strategic period. The Network’s engagement will continue aiming at strengthening and protecting the regulatory, policy making and normative role of the WHO. In “multi-stakeholder” platforms that deal with global norms and regulation, policies and strategies such as the Global Health Workforce Alliance or the NCD Coordination Mechanism, MMI will continue to act as a critical civil society voice.
- MMI will foster cooperation among civil society organizations involved
in global health.
MMI will further develop its profile as a reliable and effective networker and convener, fostering systematic sharing, strategizing and alliance building among those civil society institutions and representatives that are strongly involved in WHO related advocacy, participate in the governing body meetings of the World Health Organization and aim at defending and strengthening the regulatory, policy making and normative role of WHO. In order to play this role effectively, MMI will continue to cooperate with other global and regional civil society networks and platforms promoting Health for All and will participate, when adequate and feasible, in joint activities related to WHO processes and beyond.
Source: MMI Network Strategy 2016-20