Action for Global Health welcomes adoption of Universal Health Coverage resolution at the UN Assembly12. December 2012
Today the UN will adopt the resolution ‘Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage’ (UHC) when it meets in New York. The move is described by the Action for Global Health (AfGH) network as a ‘decisive step’ to address poverty and health inequalities.
No child should be born with HIV. Will EU leaders ensure to eliminate new HIV infections among children by 2015?08. December 2011
Action for Global Health, IPPFEN and ONE call on the European Union (EU) to develop a new HIV/AIDS response framework to eliminate infections among children and protect women.
Action for Global Health welcomes European Commission proposal for an EU financial transaction tax, but insists part of the revenue must go towards development and health28. September 2011
On Wednesday 28 September, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced the adoption of an EC proposal to implement a financial transaction tax (FTT) in all 27 members of the European Union. The announcement follows the Commission’s earlier backing on an EU level FTT in its proposal...
Number one Global Killer Unchallenged19. September 2011
World leaders are failing to tackle the devastating impact of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease, according to a leading coalition of health and development organisations.
EU tax on financial transactions must go towards health and development, says Action for Global Health30. June 2011
On 29 June 2011, the European Commission (EC) presented its proposals for the 2014-2020 budget, setting out the possibility for the bloc to raise its own resources through the implementation of a financial transaction tax (FTT). The multi-annual financial framework proposed yesterday sets out the...
"Historic high?": Aid increases, but donors are still failing the world's poorest06. April 2011
Latest OECD figures show mixed performance by EU donors on overseas development aid (ODA) targets as a new report calls on Europe to do much more to aid the health sector.
The European Parliament must support calls for the EU to make the first move on adoption of a FTT08. March 2011
More than hundred MEPs from different political groups have jointly re-tabled a proposal for an EU-wide tax on financial transactions when the Parliament votes on Anni Podimata's report on innovative financing at its plenary session on Tuesday 8 March. The network of health and development...