Building Health for All, Brick by Brick
Thanks to everyone who joined our October conference call on Tuesday evening, it was great to see lots of new faces! To help us dissect this month’s campaign on Building Health for All, Brick by Brick, we were joined by guest speaker Tom Guha, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Nutrition and Education) at RESULTS.
Currently, the high cost of health care around the world leads to around 8.6 million deaths per year, and pushes 100 million people into poverty. The UK has just signed a political declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the next year provides a unique opportunity to put these words into action. Thanks to Tom for delving into the details of what a multilateral health organisation does and how they work together to go beyond addressing singular health issues. We also discussed what a sustainable health system looks like and outlined how investing in the funds can help us achieve Unviersal Health Coverage.
Watch the recording below:
This month, we’re asking you to write to the Secretary of State for International Development Alok Sharma, asking him to support all the global health interventions that need additional funding in 2019 and 2020. For more details on the monthly campaign action click here.
Resources referred to on the call:
IPCC report on the overlaps between climate change, health and nutrition (p.32-33 has some interesting recommendations)
For details of the World Food Day parliamentary breakfast briefing on October 16, please get in touch with your group leader or the RESULTS office.