World Health Organization launches alliance to promote health development

16-12-2020 12:17 PM

Ammon News - World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, in cooperation with 12 multilateral agencies concerned with health, development and humanitarian work in MENA and the Eastern Mediterranean, launched Tuesday the "Regional Health Alliance" on health.

The Alliance that was launched in a virtually and saw the participation of representatives of countries and the Arab League, aims to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and facilitate implementation of the Global Action Plan on Healthy Lives and Well-being for All, according to a statement issued by the WHO regional office.

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, inspired by the regional Vision 2023 of Health For All By All, has initiated the Regional Health Alliance to strengthen collaboration, foster new ways of working and operationalize the Global Action Plan.

Building on successful existing partnerships, the Regional Health Alliance’s partner agencies will be able to strengthen their collective support to countries to improve the health and well-being of populations in the Region.

The Alliance is hosted by WHO and comprises regional offices of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women),

In addition to the World Bank Group and World Food Programme (WFP), who are all signatories of the Global Action Plan, as well as the International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Meanwhile the Implementation of the joint activities is engaging additional health and development partners, including civil society organizations.

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