Reclaiming comprehensive public health
An article by Rene Loewenson, Kirsten Accoe, Nitin Bajpai, Kent Buse, Thilagawathi Abi Deivanayagam, Leslie London, Claudio A Méndez,Link
This is a global appeal. It is a worldwide open invitation to contribute to the global governance ‘reset’ which will have to follow the current COVID-19 emergency response phase. This is a matter of urgency. The challenges to our health and social systems and the inequities of our economic world order have once again become clear for everybody to see. After the current phase of ‘response’, the world will have to give shape to ‘recovery’ and ‘reset’, locally, nationally, regionally and worldwide. Importantly, the choices we make today will impact on the spaces available for necessary transformations tomorrow. So, we have to be on high alert.
The preparations for recovery and reset will have to start now. Actionably. We think the rich experiences of many health systems governance communities and networks, currently all busy organizing their thoughts and contributions in the face of the current catastrophe, can and should be brought to bear. Hence this proposition to align and focus our collective efforts and with all our energy assemble the concrete building blocks for the future.
All workstreams mentioned in the appeal are available here (for now please register to access this space, but all content will be open-access in the coming days)
Several networks have already signed on: UHC2030, The Collectivity and Covid/Coronavirus Ethics.
We are building a movement, everybody is welcome to join.
Now is the time.