Global Health South | Alliance of Southern Civil Society in Global Health

Global Health South is an informal alliance of civil society organizations, umbrella organizations, coalitions and networks engaged in health dialogue at country, regional and global levels.  

Global Health South was established in 2010 with support from the International Health Partnership Plus (IHP+), Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) and the GAVI CS Forum.

Global Health South is hosted by the Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (CHESTRAD) an African-led non state developmental agency ( 


Our Mission: 

The mission of the alliance is to bring country context to, and amplify southern voices in global health and accountability dialogues. 

Activities since Inception

  • Health and Accountability Dialogues (Nairobi 2010, Accra 2012)
  • Draft Guidance notes on Southern CS Accountability in Global Health (Supported by GHWA)
  • CS contact database established (Support from IHP+ & GAVI CS Forum)
  • Southern CS Characterization across 10 criteria
  • Contributory voices of southern voices and perspectives to strategic global processes and reports
  • Strategic and Business Plan development (On-going)

Areas of Programming Action

  1. Health Systems Strengthening
  2. Universal Health Coverage: Access, Equity
  3. Aid Effectiveness and Accountability
  4. Organizational Effectiveness and Development of Southern CS
  5. Governance, Peer Accountability of Global Health South

Strategic & Business Plan Development

Goal:  Strategic engagement and amplified voices of Southern CS in the accountability for unfinished MDG and the amplifying southern voices in the Post MDG Agenda

  • Review of Lessons learned from umbrella organizations, coalitions and networks in the South
  • Completion of Guidance Notes on Accountability for Southern CS in Global Health

Key Areas of the Strategic Plan:

  • Governance of the Alliance
  • Programme Areas and Budget of the Alliance 
  • Strategic Communication & stakeholder engagement plan 
  • Resource mobilization and sustainability strategy

Members of Interim Advisory Committee

  1. All southern CS representatives of delegations,programs and consultative fora;  
  2. Designated representation of issue specific areas not represented in (a) above: nutrition, primary health care, aid effectiveness, neglected tropical diseases and non-communicable diseases;
  3. Country representation (Nigeria, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, Afghanistan, Peru);
  4. Northern NGO associates:  Europe (1), North America (2)