This week we are circulating a letter calling for a dedicated goal in the new framework which focuses on ending HIV, TB and Malaria, newborn, child and maternal death and reproductive ill health.
The letter is targeted at delegates attending the upcoming High Level Dialogue in Botswana on health in the post-2015 Development Framework taking place on 5 and 6 March 2013 and the High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda (HLP) meeting in Bali from March 24 to 27, and is now open for sign-on by civil society organisations. It also advocates for specific goals and targets on reaching marginalised and stigmatised populations and on law reform and gender equality in order to ensure access to health for all. We encourage organisations working on HIV, TB and Malaria and the other unmet health MDGs to sign on to it and disseminate it to all of their contacts.
View the letter and sign on here.
Next week’s meeting in Botswana will bring together national health ministries, UN agencies and civil society, to draw conclusions about where health should fit in the development agenda beyond 2015 and what new health goals and indicators might look like. Later in March the High Level Panel on the post MDGs, which is co-chaired by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Indonesian President Susil Bambang Yudhoyo and Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, will meet in Bali to discuss what they think the post 2015 development goals should look like. The High Level Panel is working towards a final report which is due to be completed in May.
It is vital that our messages come through loud and clear at both meetings, in order to ensure that health is still prioritised in the post 2015 framework and that leadership and investment continue until the current health MDGs are achieved.
Please add your signature to the letter by Friday 1 March and share it with other organisations who can support the call.
Read more about the post-2015 development framework here.