In October 2018, a consortium of 11 global health institutions formally launched a new initiative with the release of Towards a Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All: Uniting to Accelerate Progress towards the Health-Related SDGs. Led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the institutions are responding to a request from the governments of Germany, Ghana and Norway. The Global Action Plan (GAP) framework discussed in the document was drafted solely by the institutions themselves, without the participation of civil society or other sectors. Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM) and the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) organized the December 2018 two-day strategy session to consider how, where, when
and with whom civil society engagement in the GAP – also referred to by some as the SDG3 Action Plan – can and should be undertaken.