Unlocking the Power of Prevention: Delivering Global Health Impact for All Through Partnerships
Preventive primary health care services are key for ensuring better population health and can considerably improve the chances for positive health outcomes for the patient. When it comes to prevention — especially in low-income settings — immunization has proved to be one of the most successful and cost-effective public health investments out there.
Yet, many health care systems in low-income countries continue to be left behind, without the infrastructure and resources needed for preventive health care services, including screening programs for early detection and routine immunization programs.
Immunization services are a core part of preventive primary care and are one of the most cost-effective interventions for reducing child death from vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and polio. However, in many countries, decades of progress on immunization coverage is now under threat following setbacks precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Globally, 1 in 7 children are zero-dose, meaning they have not received any routine vaccines.
To reverse course, more needs to be done to ensure immunization programs are an integral part of national primary health care strategies and the global drive to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030. Public-private partnerships, or PPPs, can help address many of these gaps through a range of interventions, from research and development for new vaccines to health systems strengthening. PPPs are also crucial for accelerating progress on the global commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 on good health and well-being for all.
This event, hosted by Devex and GSK on the occasion of the 78th session of the U.N. General Assembly, will explore the role of partnerships in unlocking the power of prevention in low-income countries. It will draw on lessons learned from GSK’s partnerships, including its 10-year partnership with Save the Children, around the prevention and treatment of childhood pneumonia in Nigeria and the strengthening of immunization programs in Ethiopia, and partnerships for the development and delivery of other vaccinations. And with an eye on the 2023 U.N. high-level meeting on UHC, it will also highlight the need for preventive primary care to improve health outcomes for all.
Join us in New York or online as we discuss how to deliver global health impact for all through partnerships!