NGOs urge France to increase global health ODA

On November 17, 2022, nine NGOs called on the French government to provide more resources for global health.

The signatories included Global Health Advocates, Oxfam France, Médecins du Monde, Sidaction, Coalition Plus, Equipop, ONE, and Solthis. The NGOs highlighted the lack of resources allocated to global health despite numerous public statements made by French President Emmanuel Macron.

The NGOs calculated that resources provided for global health remained stable over time, representing only 7% of France's total ODA on average for the last five years. The signatories also higlighted France's failure to meet the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommended allocation of 1% of GNI to health ODA, mobilizing only 0.053%.

Ahead of the Inter-ministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development, the body in charge of setting the strategic direction of France’s development cooperation, the NGOs urged France to reaffirm the 0.7% ODA/GNI target and adopt multi-year financial targets for global health.

Op-ed – Mediapart (in French)