WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
WHO and UNICEF recommit to accelerating health and well-being at all ages
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have signed a new collaborative framework which will accelerate joint public health efforts that put the most marginalized and vulnerable populations first.
The new Strategic Collaboration Framework builds on a robust 70-year collaboration between the two organizations, and prioritizes four strategic areas for immediate attention and action at all levels of the organizations: universal health coverage, through a primary health care and health systems approach; mental health and psychosocial well-being and development; public health emergencies; and maternal and child nutrition.
Additionally, the two organizations signed a new Joint Programme on Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-being and Development of Children and Adolescents. This 10-year collaborative effort will promote mental health and psychosocial well-being and development, increase access to care for mental health conditions, and reduce suffering and enhance quality of life among children and adolescents, and their caregivers.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed huge gaps in accessing health, well-being and nutrition services among children and vulnerable populations,” said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “There has never been a more urgent need to work together. This new framework will help us strengthen health and food systems, and invest in mental health and psychosocial support in every country in the world.”
For more than 70 years, WHO and UNICEF have worked together worldwide to ensure children survive and thrive, and benefit from a safe and clean environment. The two organizations collaborated to provide high-impact health, immunization, nutrition, HIV and early child development interventions, as well as safe water and sanitation services in every region of the world, including in fragile and conflict settings.
“At the heart of our work with UNICEF is seeing that every child not only survives but ultimately thrives and transforms their communities and future generations,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “With great appreciation and respect for our unique and complementary roles, we stand together in our commitment to achieve health for all. As this pandemic demonstrates, no-one is safe until everyone is safe.”
WHO and UNICEF continue to work together to stop the Coronavirus pandemic and ensure that every woman and every child have access to the essential health services they need, including immunizations and health check-ups.
The two organizations are also working together to support countries to introduce and deliver Coronavirus vaccines under the vaccines pillar of the “Access to COVID-19 Tools – Accelerator” (ACT-A) initiative, along with Gavi, CEPI and global immunization partners.
Additionally, the organizations are strengthening health systems through primary health care, as agreed in the Declaration of Astana, and the UN High-level declaration on UHC, in order to accelerate achievement of universal health coverage and Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets by 2030.
Unicef UK’s Save Generation Covid appeal is supporting children and families impacted by Coronavirus across the world. Visit unicef.uk/donate-generationcovid to donate and help #GenerationCovid.
Notes to editors:
- The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest and most urgent global crisis children have faced since World War Two.
- Children’s lives are being upended. Their support systems ripped away, their borders closed, their educations lost, their food supply cut off.
- An additional 6,000 children around the world could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic weakens health systems and disrupts routine services like vaccinations. That’s one every 15 seconds.
- UNICEF’s “Save Generation Covid” appeal is the largest ever for children in our 73-year history, and we urgently need funds for lifesaving support and services to ensure that children survive this crisis – and thrive beyond it.
- Together we can Save Generation Covid. Visit unicef.uk/donate-generationcovid to donate and help save #generationcovid.
For more information, please contact:
- Alexandra Murdoch, 0207 375 6179, AlexandraM@unicef.org.uk
- Unicef UK Media Team, 0207 375 6030, firstname.lastname@example.org
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Unicef UK raises funds to protect children in danger, transform their lives and build a safer world for tomorrow’s children. As a registered charity we raise funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and we lobby and campaign to keep children safe. Unicef UK also runs programmes in schools, hospitals and with local authorities in the UK.
For more information please visit unicef.org.uk
The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization provides global leadership in public health within the United Nations system. Founded in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States, across six regions and from more than 150 offices, to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Our goal for 2019-2023 is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and wellbeing.
Latest News from
WiredGov Newswire (news from other organisations)
UCU environment rep shows the way to a greener future at Cardiff University30/10/2020 12:15:00
UCU environment rep Paul Rock has played a key role in making Cardiff University a greener place to work and study.
Companies House Direct (CHD) and WebCHeck to close by February 202129/10/2020 13:15:00
We are closing our Companies House Direct (CHD) and WebCHeck services and encourage users to use our Companies House Service (CHS) instead.
NHS Confederation - Primary care is delivering but support needed for overwhelmed, anxious and burned out staff29/10/2020 12:40:00
Dr Graham Jackson, Senior Clinical Advisor at the NHS Confederation, responded to NHS Digital’s Appointments in General Practice data for September 2020
LGA responds to government funding allocated for new homes for rough sleepers29/10/2020 11:40:00
Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, responded to the announcement of funding allocated for 3,300 new homes for rough sleepers
NHS Confederation - HSIB report illustrates challenges of COVID-19 spread in hospitals29/10/2020 10:40:00
Dr Layla McCay, director at the NHS Confederation, responded to the HSIB report on COVID-19 transmission in hospitals
CIPD - Steps Ahead Mentoring programme relaunches as youth unemployment escalates29/10/2020 09:40:00
CIPD urges members to sign up as mentors and help change a young person’s life
Seizing the opportunity to level-up the NI planning system – CBI Northern Ireland28/10/2020 16:05:00
CBI Northern Ireland has published a new report proposing a shake-up of major planning processes.
TUC: BME women are twice as likely to be in insecure jobs as white workers28/10/2020 12:15:00
Black and minority ethnic (BME) women are around twice as likely as white workers to be employed in insecure jobs, according to a new study published by the TUC today (Wednesday).
Retailers offer workable solution to Welsh Government’s non-essential items regulation27/10/2020 16:05:00
This morning the WRC, CBI Wales and ACS has presented the Welsh Government with our recommendations to resolve the confusion over non-essential items.