Call to action
A call for UK action to improve health in developing countries
"Improving the health and longevity of the poor is an end in itself, a fundamental goal of economic development. But it is also a means to achieving the other development goals relating to poverty reduction.”
The UK has demonstrated consistent leadership on international development and global health. In 2010, with just five years left to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), urgent action is still needed. National health care provision will be a major issue in the UK general election. It is also a critical global problem: inadequate access to healthcare means that almost half a million women every year die of preventable pregnancy-related illnesses. In the joint NGO Vote Global Manifesto2, health is highlighted as a key human right for everyone and a public service that UK aid needs to support.
Action for Global Health UK, in collaboration with the health and development NGOs listed on this page, calls on the next UK Government to take action to fulfill long-held UK commitments and ensure the health MDGs can be met.
Download here AFGH Manifesto 'Righting Health'
Supporters of Righting Health
All of these organisations are supporting this call to action for the UK Government to do more to improve the health of people in developing countries. If you would also like to show your support for this campaign, send your logo to firstname.lastname@example.org