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.

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Gostin, Lawrence O., Mark Heywood, Gorik Ooms, Anand Grover, John-Arne Røttingen, and Wang Chenguang. "National and Global Responsibilities for Health." Bulletin of the World Health Organization 88 (2010): 719-719A.

Gostin, Lawrence O., and Eric A. Friedman. "Pillars for progress on the right to health: Harnessing the potential of human rights through a Framework Convention on Global Health." Health and Human Rights: An International Journal 14, no. 1 (2012).

Gostin, Lawrence O., Gorik Ooms, Mark Heywood, Just B. Haffeld, Sigrun Møgedal, John-Arne Røttingen, and Eric A. Friedman. "The Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health." World Health Report, Background Paper 53 (2010).

Gostin, Lawrence O., Eric A. Friedman, Gorik Ooms, Thomas Gebauer, Narendra Gupta, Devi Sridhar, Wang Chenguang, John-Arne Røttingen, and David Sander. "The Joint Action and Learning Initiative: Towards a Global Agreement on National and Global Responsibilities for Health." PLoS Medicine 8, no. 5 (2011): e1001031.

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