A set of key priorities proposed by PATH for the post-2015 global development agenda was incorporated into the final report of an international consultation effort that is developing a framework to promote and secure the health of future generations.
PATH’s principles and recommendations were recently published in a position paper and are reflected in the Global Thematic Consultation on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The report provides a foundation for continued progress on health as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approach their target date of 2015.
The report was informed by comments from people and organizations across the globe. The collaborative, international process to establish a post-2015 development agenda is being led by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the governments of Sweden and Botswana, and will include additional debates and periods for comment during the next two years.
PATH’s position paper highlights our support for setting new goals beyond 2015 to maintain momentum and achieve greater health equity, even as we join with others in the global community to support continued investment in reaching the MDGs.
PATH suggests that new global health and development goals should be grounded in two guiding principles to maximize impact—prioritizing new approaches to health interventions and innovations in product development and delivery, leading to increased access to quality care; and improving data generation and evaluation to inform product development, policy planning, and health priorities, leading to effective resource allocation and greater accountability.
To ensure long-term, sustainable health gains, the position paper offers the following four recommendations: