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Friday, April 12, 2013

AN EXTREMELY INSPIRING REPORT: HEALTH IN THE POST-2015 AGENDA

Final report - health in the post-2015 development agenda
The final report of the Thematic Consultation on Health in the post 2015 development agenda is now finalised. The task team would like to thank all global, regional and national stakeholders who contributed to this consultation by taking part in meetings, contributing papers, joining e discussions, and commenting on the various versions of the report. Please share the report widely!
 
From the Executive Summary:
 
Between September 2012 and March 2013 the Global Thematic Consultation on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda received inputs from people and organizations around the world on how best to ensure the health of future generations.

The objectives for the consultation were: (i) to stimulate wide-ranging discussion at global, regional, and country levels on progress made and lessons learnt from the MDGs relating to health; (ii) to discuss and develop a shared understanding among Member States, UN agencies, civil society, and other stakeholders on the positioning of health in the post-2015 development framework; and (iii) to propose health goals and related targets and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda, as well as approaches for implementation, measurement, and monitoring.
 
Over 150,000 people from all regions visited the consultation website (www.worldwewant2015.org/health). Over 100 papers were submitted by a wide range of organizations and authors, and 14 face-to-face meetings attracted over 1,600 people in places as far apart as La Paz, Dar es Salaam, Abuja, Amsterdam, New York, Beijing, and Bangkok. The papers and meeting reports are available on the consultation website.
The health sector has led the development success of the MDG era and created an unprecedented opportunity to achieve even more after 2015. The health MDGs have raised the profile of global health to the highest political level, mobilized civil society, increased development assistance for health, and contributed to considerable improvements in health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries.

The report was finalized after the High Level Dialogue, Gaborone, Botswana, 4-6 March 2013.
 
 














The High Level Dialogue on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place in Gaborone, Botswana, from 4-6 March, 2013, and was hosted by the Government of Botswana and brought together 50 high level participants including Ministers of Health, members of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons and their representatives, Heads of international organizations, representatives from civil society and the private sector, academics, public health experts, and youth. The outcomes of the meeting have informed the final report of the Health Thematic Consultation.
You can read and download the Final Report from the Global Thematic Consultation on Health e-Platform at: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/health