Health for all: Implementing the Right to Health in the Post-2015 Agenda. Perspectives from the Global South


  • Nadja Meisterhans Medico International Frankfurt (Germany) International University Karlsruhe (Germany) Johanes Keppler Universität Linz (Austria)


In September 2015 UN-member states agreed on a new framework to replace the Millennium Devel-opment Goals (MDGs). The new framework will guide global health politics, an area which is increasingly important on global agendas, and affect the lives of billions of people. One major question arising in the recent debates on the Post-2015 process is the extent to which the new process will be able to oblige states, international organizations, and private health actors to establish and contribute to health systems that are equally accessible to all. This study re-examines the Post-2015 debate utilizing the critical perspectives offered by social movement networks, and it uses these perspectives to examine the concept of global governance and more specifically global governance for health. This study will employ the critical perspectives emerging from the Global South that posit that global governance for health improves the situation for the structurally marginalized only when it is part of a general transformation of the existing world order. Global governance in general needs to be reframed using a bottom-up and human rights based approach that empowers those who are affected by political decisions made at the national and global level






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