Undermining democratic and multilateral responses: Multistakeholderism in global health governance

20 May 2022

Multistakeholderism, a specific form of corporate capture of multilateral institutions, has become increasingly determinant in the formulation of national public policies, with direct effects on access to and quality of health services provided worldwide.

20 May 2022
13:00 - 14:30 CEST

In the struggle for public and universal health services, the People's Working Group on Multistakeholderism (PWGM), the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Peoples' Health Movement (PHM) invite you to join the session Undermining democratic and multilateral responses: Multistakeholderism in global health governance, on May 20th, at 13h CEST.

This session will unpack multistakeholderism in the health sector by connecting the dots between multistakeholder arrangements and the erosion of civil society’s participation in global health governance. It aims to inform and mobilise organizations and people with an interest in WHO to deliberate on building a stronger democratic multilateral system accountable to the public interest and committed to a sustainable planet.

Policy debate session outline:

  • Mapping of Multistakeholder arrangements in health: Madhuresh Kumar
  • The future of the ACT-Accelerator: four non-negotiable demands by CSOs: Dr. Fifa Rahman
  • Building campaigns from the country to the global level against corporate capture of multilateral institutions: Experience from the Equitable Access to Covid Technologies initiative: Dr. Lauren Paremoer

Moderator: Dr. Sulakshana Nandi

This session is part of People’s realities, determinants of health, democratic governance: Connecting dots outside the doors of the World Health Assembly, held 16-20 May 2022 organised by Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) ahead of the 75th World Health Assembly.