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NCD Hard Talks: Biggest Burden, Where’s the Money?

NCDs are the world’s number one killer, yet health systems are chronically underfunded to tackle this biggest burden. NCD services in least developed countries remain patchy and sporadic, with a need for sustainable financing mechanisms to guarantee NCD entitlements for all through appropriate planning, defining of essential health service packages, prioritizing a guaranteed benefit package,...

Working with Member States to deliver the non-communicable disease-related Sustainable Development Goal targets during and beyond COVID-19

This UNGA side-event will review the current work of the Task Force and agree on the ways to provide more effective UN system support to enable countries scale up their responses to NCDs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The side-event is organised by the Russian Federation and WHO. Objectives: To continue the journey of...

Accelerating the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: taking new solutions to scale and making them equitably accessible, to save lives, protect health systems and restart the global economy

On 30 September 2020, the United Nations Secretary-General, the United Kingdom, South Africa and WHO, will organize a virtual high-level side event to mark the progress that has been made in global collaboration to develop and ensure equitable access to new COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines through the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A) and particularly...

Youth and Health: Changemakers in the Changing World

During the 75th United Nations General Assembly, WHO is proposing to host a side-event on young people’s role in health. In particular, this side-event aims to address the challenges young people face today, in a world changed drastically by the pandemic. The discussion will take a reflective look on young people’s view point of the...

Sustainable preparedness for health security and resilience through a whole-of-society approach: Breaking the “panic-then-forget” cycle

In light of the unprecedented scale and impact of COVID-19, there is an urgent need to ensure that countries continue to recognize the importance of leadership and coordination, strengthen and maintain International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) core capacities, have effective and resilient health systems, and that all stakeholders across all levels of society including the...

Speed Up IPTp Scale Up

Malaria in pregnancy is a major public health problem with ~11 million pregnancies exposed in Sub-Saharan Africa each year. Malaria in pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery and poor future health outcomes for the child and mother. Yet, only 1 in 3 eligible women take a full course of intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) during...