PHM-Exch> All Aboard! Destination: Meaningful Participation in Global Health / Survey

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*On the 'rights' track, your opinion would be food for thought and fuel 
for forward motion. All Aboard!*

The human right and principle of participation states that people, 
particularly those clearly affected, must be involved in institutional 
decisions that have an impact on them, including in the design, 
development, implementation and monitoring of the programmes that are 
 When the right to participation is applied to health, with 
hundreds of millions of people whose lives may depend on these decisions 
and policies, their views and ‘voices’ must be through a system of 
representation that is equitable and responsive to their needs.

In global health governance, it appears that those most at risk of being 
‘left behind’ are also being mostly left out — excluded from 
participating in decisions about them. So late last year the IMAXI 
Cooperative <> began a new and needed initiative: 
*All Aboard!*

‘All Aboard’ is a two step research and development project that will 
first assess the state of affected community participation in 
decision-making bodies within key institutions in global health. We have 
gathered together a brilliant group of health and community activists, 
academics and public health experts to conduct a methodological, 
scientifically robust study. The second step is to apply this knowledge 
to the programmatic advance of meaningful participation and accountable 
representation. First the scientific research, then the evidence-based 

The All Aboard research project is comprehensive, including interviews 
with ‘key actors’ in global health, literature reviews and surveys of 
members of civil society. We are now rolling out the first survey, which 
hopes to reach a common understanding on the terms ‘participation’ and 
‘representation’ through a synthesis of many inputs from diverse people 
around the world. Your survey responses would be an important 
contribution to this research project. Common understanding builds 
common cause — *All Aboard! Destination: Meaningful Participation*.

Your opinion and inputs will be applied to developing actions to better 
assure that no one is left out, or left behind on the road to better 
health and well-being. *Please take 5-10 minutes to do the Survey 
<>*, and pass it on to others.

Thanks, very much.

*All Aboard!*

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