The IPAHP Global Health Security Project
(The Responsibility to Care Initiative)
The IPAHP Global Health Security ProjectThe IPAHP Global Health Security Project aims to raise awareness of potential threats to Global Health and to facilitate a global dialogue on ways to improve the Global Health infrastructure.
According to Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” From its very conception, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has emphasized that a functioning health and social service infrastructure is fundamental for achieving an adequate standard of living and well-being of the individual.
However, the majority of citizens throughout the world still do not have access to adequate medical care and social services. The lack of sufficient facilities and health programs only serves to exacerbate an already tenuous situation worldwide, something which has been showcased by the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Western Africa and its inherent danger of it turning into a global pandemic.
The Global Health Security Project was also conceived as a means to influence decision-makers of the world to contribute to the improvement of the current „Global Health Threat Response“ infrastructure. This project aims not only to raise awareness on global health issues, but also to draw attention on related initiatives and activities. The IPAHP seeks to issue a call for governmental responsibility and to promote a joint effort from institutions and civil society.