Multiple Agencies, Organizations Launch Global Action Plan To Accelerate Progress Toward Health-Related SDGs

WHO: Stronger Collaboration, Better Health: Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All
“‘The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All’ brings together 12 multilateral health, development, and humanitarian agencies to better support countries to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 12 agencies are Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (the GFF); The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund); the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); United Nations Development Fund (UNDP); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Unitaid; United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); the World Bank Group; World Food Programme (WFP); and the World Health Organization (WHO). … Under the Global Action Plan, the agencies are better aligning their ways of working to reduce inefficiencies and provide more streamlined support to countries. Through the Plan, the agencies will support countries [to] deliver on the health-related SDGs and related international commitments to health, such as the U.N. High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage and the Astana Conference on Primary Health Care…” (9/24).