Reports

UHC: A key mechanism for achieving health for all

This 2 page briefing explores the core principles of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and gives recommendations to the UK government on assisting developing countries to achieve UHC.[more]


WB-WHO letter to IAEG


Recommendations on Financing for Development: Building on the Zero Draft of the Third Financing for Development Conference

Civil society organisations' recommendations on Financing for Development as a blueprint for how best to finance the future Sustainable Development Goal for Health. We call on the EU and its Member States to address the...[more]


Health Financing: Unpacking trends in ODA for Health: CROSS-EUROPEAN ANALYSIS

In the run-up to the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015, European donors must play a leading role in the international debate on the future of development assistance. Ongoing negotiations...[more]


Action for Global Health’s advocacy report 2012

“Results or Rhetoric? – What you didn’t know about Europe’s aid for health”, shows Europe’s ODA in crisis and highlights the continuing decline in European aid for development.[more]


Unpacking trends in ODA for health: A Cross-European Analysis

Our 2014 cross-European analysis on trends in ODA for health reveals that European donor countries are yet again evading aid commitments by failing to pay billions of Euros that should have been allocated to global health. The...[more]


Evidence given at the International Development Committee Health Systems Strengthening inquiry

AfGH UK welcome the opportunity to input into the Committee's inquiry into DFID's support for health system strengthening (HSS). We view this inquiry as a crucial opportunity to promote greater focus on health systems in DFID's...[more]


Health in the post-2015 framework: Analysis of the positions of key European countries with case-studies of the United States and Senegal

AfGH is seeking to better understand the similarities and differences between the post-2015 positions of the European member states, both in relation to the strength of health as a priority for them and their understanding of how...[more]


Health in the Post-2015 Agenda

‘Accessible & Affordable & Achievable’: Report from VENRO Conference, June 4th 2014, Berlin.[more]


Teeth for the Tiger

‘Strengthening the Role of the World Health Organisation in Global Health’: The 2012 conference of Action for Global Health (AfGH) was organised by Oxfam Deutschland, Terre des Hommes, and Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW)...[more]


Making Health a Right for All: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Nutrition

The road to UHC will look different in every country, both in how it is financed and how the health system is structured. But it is clear that UHC must deliver on nutrition, in order to fully realise the right to health. [more]


Realising the Right to health for all: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

This discussion paper, created with WaterAid, explores why Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) must be included in a comprehensive definition of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and how this can be done. It demonstrates the way...[more]


Health Workers urgently needed to reach health MDGs

Action for Global Health calls for the European Union and its Member States to urgently take measures tackling the global shortage of health professionals. [more]


Parliamentary Handbook - The Role of Parliamentarians in Advancing the Health MDGs

The parliamentary handbook aims to help European parliamentarians to better understand the basics and the importance of Official Development Assistance (ODA), the new global health aid architecture, and the latest global health...[more]


AfGH EU Roadmap Step by step towards 2015: the EU Roadmap for the health MDGs

The EU Roadmap outlines what the EU and its Institutions have committed themselves to do in order to support full funding, strong systems and fair access, including specific commitments on MDG 4, MDG 5 and MDG 6. Under each...[more]


The IMF, the Global Crisis and Human Resources for Health: Still Constraining Policy Space

Action for Global Health in the UK, together with the Stop AIDS Campaign, has released a report on the impact of International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies on the human resources for health crisis in developing countries. It...[more]


Engendering Global Health


Right to Health and the Health MDGs

Action for Global Health calls for more urgent action by donors, partners’ country governments and international civil society to fulfill the right to health [more]


Making Health a Right for All: Universal Health Coverage and Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is widely perceived as a disease of the past. However, the latest available data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows a different reality. This paper was created in collaboration with ACTION and aims...[more]


Adopting a child-centred approach: Integration for maximising impact on child health

This paper, created as part of the Child health Working group of the Action for Global Health UK network, builds on recent developments in integrated approaches to child health programming. It aims to highlight innovative...[more]


How The Post-2015 Framework Must Deliver For Health

Action for Global Health (AfGH) believes that the post-2015 framework must include a strong and outcome-focused health goal. It must also include health-related targets and indicators under the other appropriate global...[more]


The Financial Transaction Tax – A Vital Tool in Health Financing

European countries increasingly feel the impact of the financial and economic crisis, and face the pressure to consolidate rather than to expand their budgets. This leads to decreased Official Development Assistance (ODA) levels,...[more]


Making Health a Right for all: Universal Health Coverage and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Action for Global Health and Countdown 2015 Europe explore in this joint paper why SRHR must be included in a comprehensive definition of UHC and how this can be done. It aims to envisage UHC in a way that effectively respects,...[more]


Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

In Decembet 2012, Action for Global Health carried out a consultation on Health in the Post-2015 Development Framework at the GAVI Partners' Forum in Dar es Salaam. [more]


ODA 2011 figures from a different perspective

This presentation offers an in-depth analysis of the Official Development Assistance spending in 2011. Our analysis looks at the statistics produced by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) which...[more]


Aid Effectiveness: Progress and the status quo of democratic ownership and meaningful civil society participation in the health sector

Based on three country case studies in el salvador, mozambique and nepal and the review of wider literature, this report presents an overview of recent developments and the status quo of civil society participation in development...[more]


Join Up, Scale Up: How integration can defeat poverty and disease

This brand new report, co-authored by Action for Global Health provides clear and compelling evidence that a combined approach – bringing together health, water, sanitation, education and nutrition – achieves better results for...[more]


Aid Effectiveness for Health: Making Health Aid work better

AFGH 5th policy report. In the lead up to the 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness taking place in Busan in December 2011, AfGH's fifth annual report assesses the implementation of the Paris Principles by the EU and its...[more]


Online guide to global health in the EU

The online guide is an excellent and in-depth tool for anyone who wants to know more about EU's global health policies, actors and opportunities to influence the EU institutions. [more]


Who Pays for Health? Trends in ODA for Health:

Our 2013 Official Development Assistance report reveals that European donor countries were continuing to evade aid commitments by failing to pay billions of Euros that should have been allocated to global health. The report found...[more]


Results or Rhetoric? – What you didn’t know about Europe’s aid for health

Key findings from the Action for Global Health Advocacy Report 2012: Results or Rhetoric? – What you didn’t know about Europe’s aid for health.[more]


Aid Effectiveness for Health: Making Health Aid work better

AFGH 5th policy report. In the lead up to the 4th High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness taking place in Busan in December 2011, AfGH's fifth annual report assesses the implementation of the Paris Principles by the EU and its...[more]


2010 Reality Check Time is running out to meet the health MDGs

AfGH 4th Policy Report. With only five years left until the 2015 target date to reach the MDGs, the time for action is now. [more]


Health in Crisis

AfGH 3rd Policy Report. Why in time of economic crisis, Europe must do more than ever to achieve the health MDGs. [more]


Healthy Aid

AfGH 2nd Policy Report. Why Europe must deliver more aid, better spent to save the health Millennium Development Goals. Facts sheets of the six country case studies which informed the Healthy Aid...[more]


Declaration from the Civil Society Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

This document outlines the discussion points drawn from a civil society meeting in Dakar, Senegal, in February 2014, which brought together civil society actors from 23 countries and five continents. It captures the reflections...[more]


The 20% benchmarking on health and basic education

The EU institutions should live up to their commitments to health and basic education sectors in the 2014-2020 DCI regulation, and allocate a sufficient amount to health under the 11th EDF (geographic and intra-ACP Fund...[more]


2012 civil society consultation on ‘Health in the post-2015 development agenda

The United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) appointed a High level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015. In support of this process, the United Nations Development Group led a “global conversation” on the...[more]