Joint Action and Learning Initiative
on National and Global Responsibilities for Health
The Issue in Brief
The Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (JALI) has been formed to investigate and forge consensus around answers to fundamental questions about countries’ responsibilities to improve the health of their own populations and the health of the world’s population, especially disadvantaged individuals and communities. JALI’s central goal is to have these responsibilities, and governance structures that can effectively realize these responsibilities, form the basis of the post-Millennium Development Goals global health framework, possibly through a Framework Convention on Global Health. These responsibilities and governance structures should be grounded in human rights. JALI will be a broad, inclusive, and Southern-led partnership – which is the only way that JALI can succeed.