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The Joint Action and Learning Initiative: Towards a Global Agreement on National and Global Responsibilities for Health

  • Lawrence O. Gostin mail,

    gostin@law.georgetown.edu

    Affiliation: O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Eric A. Friedman,

    Affiliation: O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Gorik Ooms,

    Affiliation: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Thomas Gebauer,

    Affiliation: Medico International, Frankfurt, Germany

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  • Narendra Gupta,

    Affiliation: Prayas, Chittorgarh, India

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  • Devi Sridhar,

    Affiliation: Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Wang Chenguang,

    Affiliation: Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China

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  • John-Arne Røttingen,

    Affiliation: Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway and Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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  • David Sanders

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

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  • Published: May 10, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001031

About the Authors

Lawrence O. Gostin, Eric A. Friedman
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Gorik Ooms
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
Thomas Gebauer
Medico International, Frankfurt, Germany
Narendra Gupta
Prayas, Chittorgarh, India
Devi Sridhar
Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
Wang Chenguang
Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China
John-Arne Røttingen
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway and Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
David Sanders
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: gostin@law.georgetown.edu

Competing Interests

Thomas Gebauer works for Medico International, a Germany-based nongovernmental organization. No other author declares a competing interest.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft: EAF LO. Contributed to writing the paper: LOG EAF GO TG NG DS WC J-AR DS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LOG EAF GO TG NG DS WC J-AR DS. Agree with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: LOG EAF GO TG NG DS WC J-AR DS.