Norway Releases White Paper on Global Health

Last month, the Norwegian government released the first ever white paper on global health. By mapping out health priorities within the context of development strategies, this paper serves as a blueprint to achieving optimal health outcomes for girls and women worldwide.

The paper outlines three priority areas: mobilizing for women’s and children’s rights and health; reducing the burden of diseases, with an emphasis on prevention; and promoting human security through health. Drawing upon the UN Secretary General’s Initiative Every Woman Every Child, the Norwegian government is using a rights-based approach to promoting the health of women and children. 

As a follow-up to the paper, Norway also announced a new initiative aimed at identifying the economic benefits to be gained by investing in women’s health. This project will be led by global experts such as Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women. Key partners will include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lancet, the United Nations, the WHO and the World Bank. Results will be published in the Lancet.

Read the summary of the paper in English here.

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  1. Thanks to the Norwegian government article.We Kenyan women we’ll really be happy to get a copy of the article and may be invited to participate during the launching.We are still oppressed and need an eye opener,this request goes to WHO from Keeping Alive Societies Hope(KASH)Kisumu Kenya

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