CCGHR & CSIH Response to the WHO proposal for a Global Allocation Framework for COVID-19 products

Poverty, SDOH

This is the response from the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) & Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH) Response to the The World Health Organization (WHO) proposal for a ‘Global Allocation Framework for COVID-19 products: Global solidarity requires addressing the structural drivers of inequities’.

“As we struggle to emerge from the pandemic, the design of economic and social policies such as the ACT Accelerator and the WHO Allocation Framework will play a critical role in shaping life chances. By failing to address the structural drivers of health and disease, the WHO Global Allocation Framework may inadvertently exacerbate vulnerabilities. We fully agree that global UN coordination is required to ensure a fair and equitable response, but this should be grounded in a broader, more inclusive vision of health determinants and outcomes. We call upon WHO and its partners to work in solidarity to address the root causes of health inequities and ensure a better recovery for all.”

How to use this resource:

  • Understand how the WHO Global Allocation Framework might inadvertently exacerbate inequalities.
  • Advocate to the WHO and global partners to re-examine how the WHO Global Allocation Framework addresses the structural drivers of exclusion, inequalities and discrimination.