WHO Launches SDG3 Global Action Plan
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All to push forward the SDG 3 on achieving good health for all.
IOGT International has contributed extensively to the consultations in the drafting process of the SDG3 Global Action Plan.
This action plan 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)
- 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).
Each agency has a specific mandate, but the agencies as a group complement each other. Together, the agencies work to advance all the SDG 3 targets and collectively, they channel around one-third of development assistance for health annually.
Under the Global Action Plan, the agencies better align their ways of working to reduce inefficiencies and provide more streamlined support to countries. Through the Plan, the agencies will support countries deliver on the health-related SDGs and related international commitments to health, such as the UN High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage and the Astana Conference on Primary Health Care.