Devex Opinion Piece Outlines Strategies To Attain ‘Right To Health For All’

Devex: 5 ways to achieve the right to health for all by 2030
Dearbhla Crosse, communications officer at Action for Global Health

“…Action for Global Health, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Stop AIDS Alliance and partners held a high-level panel at this year’s European Development Days in Brussels, Belgium. They called for a paradigm shift toward equity in health care. Participants discussed ways to realize the right to health and how to strengthen health systems, focusing on sustainability and universal health coverage. Here are five takeaways on how to turn theory into practice on delivering the right to health for all by 2030: 1. International duty bearers need to continue working with countries that transition from low- to middle-income status to ensure access to good quality health care. … 2. New methods for financing and regulating health care systems are needed to ensure there are no financial barriers to access. … 3. Greater investment in health facilities is required in rural areas to increase access and to train more health workers. … 4. The right to health care for all means including marginalized and vulnerable populations. … 5. CSOs are integral to monitoring and implementing public health care and must be involved at all stages… (6/19).