Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities

Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities


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."

For background, read the WHO's Global Allocation Framework


Organizations

Canadian Society for International Health

Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research logo

Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research

York University


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