A FRENCH NETWORK TO ACT AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
The French health network
France's health interventions are centered around the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE), which leads the national strategy for international cooperation and development around health, alongside the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of National Education, which contribute to funding research institutes. France's interventions in the area of health cooperation are on various levels:
Institutions mobilized to implement the MEAE strategy
The MEAE oversees, either alone or with other administrative bodies, 12 operating institutions, who work in different strategic areas of the ministry.
French research organizations at the forefront of innovation
French research organisations contribute to the production of new knowledge and ensure that France is recognised worldwide.
A renowned university and hospital system
The French higher education and research system in universities and hospitals and the hospital system itself are renowned and attract foreign students and health professionals.
- Mobilizing expertise or technical assistance through Expertise France and AFD, who play a key role in promoting French expertise in health at international level.
- The network of embassies, regional advisers on global health (CRSM), international technical experts (ETI) on health, social affairs advisers (CAS) are strong mechanisms to leverage activity, influence and strategic intelligence on health issues on the ground.
- French research organizations collaborate with actors working on care and prevention and partner with the best institutions for cutting-edge innovation, ensuring France gains recognition at global level.
- The presence of French research and public health actors in international organizations, platforms and networks dedicated to health helps to promote and position French and French-speaking expertise in these fora.
- French civil society is a key player in French health development and cooperation and is at the forefront of advocacy and mobilization, support and capacity building of actors in developing countries.
An example of a global initiative: Commitment from cities
In order to meet the 90-90-90 targets by 2020, to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and to address inequities in access to basic health and social services, social justice and economic opportunities, 250 cities and municipalities have signed the Paris Declaration since it was launched on December 1st 2014.