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The mission OSH FORUM

How to develop the "One Sustainable Health" initiative?

How to strengthen the adequacy and synergy of major health programmes from public agencies with the objectives of private partners, community needs, and actual field situations? How to make interdisciplinary global health programmes converge while enhancing the specificity and relevance of each participating discipline? How can we translate the One Sustainable Health Initiative into tangible projects?

The OSH Initiative aims to enable operational such an integrated, equitable and global health approach. It shall facilitate collaborative work, essential today, to identify worldwide priorities and operational actions needed to progress towards sustainable health for all. This implies the involvement of all key health-related stakeholders in an international Forum in which all participants will contribute with their expertise and allow a truly interdisciplinary approach, without boundaries. To this end, the Initiative will create a consultation and research process supported by partners; in particular in favour of a Europe of Health, with the input of international and interdisciplinary Working Groups. This process will result in concrete recommendations of new operational actions and public policies in favour of universal health. These actions and recommendations will be closely linked to changes in the economic, social, energy, and ecological paths that will take effect to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development goals.

The “Une Santé Durable pour Tous” (USDT; One Sustainable Health for All) Foundation leads this OSH Forum Initiative in close partnership with the World Health Summit (WHS) founded in Berlin by Professor Detlev Ganten. The initiative is in line with the Aachen Treaty (2019) between France and Germany, which states that “the two States shall work to strengthen the process of implementation of multilateral instruments relative to sustainable development, global health, and environmental and climate protection, specifically, the Paris Agreement of December 12th, 2015 and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” The OSH Forum Initiative has developed partnerships with the World Health Summit and the Geneva Health Forum in order to contribute to the development of a Europe of Health, a driving force towards universal health.

By promoting synergies between public and private sectors, the OSH Initiative aims to grow into a “without borders” spirit between all regions of the world, which befits the success of multilateral health policies coordinated by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This international Initiative will facilitate dialogue and mutual knowledge of issues between French-speaking, English-speaking and other professionals across the world. All are invited to contribute to the collective good that is universal health.

In front of the major stakes of sustainable health for all, how to articulate the long-lasting work of research, preparation, anticipation, of prevention and programming with the short time imposed by the medical emergencies and natural disasters?

The OSH Forum is defined as an inclusive and collaborative approach to assist all stakeholders, public and private, who contribute to the improvement of Global Health and its strong inclusion in the SDGs 2030 Agenda. It is a project of general interest, abounding in valuable, tangible and operational exchanges, whose main purpose is to come up with influential recommendations on the priorities for global health for all. 

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      Babette SIMON

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