The Global Health Watch is a broad collaboration of public health experts, non-governmental organizations, civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics. The GHW aims to promote human rights as the basis for health policy and counter-balance liberal and market-driven perspectives. It tries to shift the health policy agenda to recognize the political, social and economic barriers to better health. The Global Health Watch uses the concept of an alternative world health report to promote the involvement of as many individuals and civil society organizations as possible. Many prominent NGOs and academics from other institutions have become centrally involved in the production of certain chapters of the reports. In some areas, independent networks and initiatives are being catalyzed to develop alternative regional and national health watches to accompany the Global Health Watch. Global Health Watch is coordinated by : Medact; People’s Health Movement; Third World Network; Health Action International; Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Social and Medico International. The secretariat of the GHW is hosted on basis of rotation among the partner organizations.
The tools and resources webpage has materials on advocacy; newsletter; other health watches; and useful links.
Global health, Health planning and management