Shape Global Health Institutions

ACTION seeks to shape global health institutions to be more responsive to the needs and priorities of affected communities. We encourage and support ACTION partner staff and civil society champions across our network—particularly those in low- and middle-income countries—to fill seats on key global health decision-making bodies, to communicate closely with partners about the decisions under consideration in real time, and to leverage the full breadth of the partnership’s experience and network of coalitions to inform their positions.

ACTION partners coordinate their advocacy to government representatives on multilateral global health institutions’ governing boards to build consensus or voting blocs in support of key decisions. In addition, ACTION uses its close relationships with policymakers within major donor agencies to help shape community- and evidence-based policies, including policies that influence the decisions of multilateral institutions.

Through active participation in global health decision-making bodies, we focus on promoting consistent approaches across institutions and platforms, such as African Union Summit, Global Fund and Gavi replenishment conferences, International AIDS Conference, SUN Global Gathering, UN General Assembly, Union World Conference on Lung Health, Women Deliver, World Bank Annual and Spring Meetings, World Economic Forum, and World Health Assembly.