39 Organizations Sign Global Heath Equity Pledge to Advance Health Equity Globally

39 Organizations Sign Global Heath Equity Pledge to Advance Health Equity Globally39 Organizations Sign Global Heath Equity Pledge to Advance Health Equity Globally

What You Should Know:

– Today, World Economic Forum announced that 39 organizations have signed the Global Health Equity Network Zero Health Gaps Pledge.

– The pledge includes 10 key commitments all signatories have made to embed health equity principles throughout their operations, workforce and guiding philosophies. It marks the beginning of an historic journey to making health equity an integral part of business strategies globally and an important step towards a world without health disparities.

Zero Health Gaps Pledge

The Zero Health Gaps Pledge is part of the Global Health Equity Network, which brings together key stakeholders from the public and private sectors to advance a collective vision of zero health gaps, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This innovative pledge is a public statement from its members declaring their commitment to take concrete steps to improve health equity across sectors and geographies and to help build a resilient and inclusive global economy that drives value for all.

Why It Matters

The pledge is a direct response to the persistent and growing global health disparities between and within countries. The difference in average life expectancy at birth between high- and low-income countries is glaring at 78 and 64 years respectively. At the most extreme, Japan and the Central African Republic have a difference in average life expectancy of over 30 years. Global climate and health crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have heightened both the severity of these inequities and the potential consequences of inaction. The Zero Health Gaps Pledge is a pledge to take action today so we can reverse this reality tomorrow.

The full list of Zero Health Gaps Pledge signatories as of 19 January 2023:


Accolade, Inc.


American Cancer Society

American Heart Association


Anglo American


Black Directors Health Equity Agenda

Boston Medical Center

Burjeel Holdings

Cityblock Health

Color Health


Elevance Health

Fresenius Medical Care

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Global Partnerships Forum

Hackensack Meridian Health

HarbourView Equity Partners


Henry Schein

Hologic, Inc.


Kaiser Permanente


Mission Measurement




Royal Philips

Planned Parenthood

Providence Health & Services




StartUp Health


THEO Executive Group