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25th February, 2019

8 Member Civil Society Advisory Group for the Global Action Plan established; AHBN Coordinator Aminu Magashi Garba made the list


Topic
Health Care Financing


The GLOBAL ACTION PLAN FOR HEALTHY LIVES AND WELL-BEING FOR ALL; uniting to accelerate progress towards the health-related SDGs was launched on the 16th of October 2018 during the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany.
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Written by Auwal Muhammad

AHBN Strategic Communication Officer

8 Member Civil Society Advisory Group for the Global Action Plan for a Healthier Living (GAP) is established with the following responsibilities;

  • Design and implementation of virtual and face-to-face civil society consultation processes for the GAP
  • Consolidate, publish and disseminate civil society inputs to the GAP
  • Provide oversight of and facilitating the engagement of civil society in all GAP processes.
  • Serve as a liaison to World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners as part of its oversight role
  • Establish small working groups for each accelerator and/or different types of engagement

About 70 applications were received, ranked and 8 persons emerged as members which is made up of half males/females, representing 8 different technical areas with 3 representatives from the Global North (US, UK and Australia) and 5 from the Global South (Bolivia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan). The group had its launch call to discuss priority decisions and activities on Tuesday 19th February 2019.

Dr Aminu Magashi Garba the Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) with its headquarters in Nigeria is among its members.

The GLOBAL ACTION PLAN FOR HEALTHY LIVES AND WELL-BEING FOR ALL; uniting to accelerate progress towards the health-related SDGs was launched on the 16th of October 2018 during the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany.

“In that spirit, we welcome the request from Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo of Ghana, and Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, with support from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, to develop a Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for all.”  Says Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General, World Health Organization

12 international development organizations came together to sign the GAP led by World Health Organization with Global Financing Facility(GFF), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNAIDS, Unitaid, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, World Bank and UN Women

8 Member Civil Society Advisory Group for the Global Action Plan for a Healthier Living (GAP) is established