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Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities

Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities



Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities

June 2020

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On 18 June 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) released A Global Framework To Ensure Equitable And Fair Allocation Of Covid-19 Products, a briefing for WHO Member States.

The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) and the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) issued a joint statement in response titled Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities. The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research is a member organization of the CCGHR. Director James Orbinski acted as a contributing writer of the statement.

"Yet, we are not all equally vulnerable. Around the globe, the pandemic is exposing structural fragilities — poverty, governance deficits, weak social safety nets, poorly resourced health systems, social and economic exclusion — all of which disproportionately heighten vulnerability to the pandemic and amplify its negative impacts. Responding to the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 is a cornerstone of the UN strategy for a better recovery. Canadian leaders in global health call upon the WHO and global partners to re-examine how the WHO Global Allocation Framework addresses the structural drivers of exclusion, inequalities and discrimination."


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Themes

Global Health & Humanitarianism

Topics

Governance, Infectious Disease

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