Thematic Areas

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.

Project Partners

Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health: The Joint Action and Learning Initiative (JALI). November 2010.