Building on the success of Lives in the Balance: A COVID-19 Summit for the Health and Well-Being of Women, Children and Adolescents (1-2 July 2020), PMNCH, CORE Group and UHC2030 reconvened with partners across the globe for a virtual summit to take stock of how COVID-19 is impacting on progress towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC).
Following Lives in the Balance in July, this exciting and interactive event did the following: • Provided a space to reflect on progress and challenges and share best practices • Identified ways to strengthen multistakeholder collaboration • Mobilized meaningful action to protect the progress on UHC and women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and well-being.
The event provided an opportunity to launch both the inaugural State of UHC Commitment Report, which aims to provide a multistakeholder consolidated view of the state of progress towards UHC, and political commitments to PMNCH's key COVID-19 Call to Action asks, announced in July 2020.
PMNCH is the world’s largest alliance for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. It brings together over 1,000 partner organizations from 10 constituencies across 192 countries. No other partnership has the breadth, depth and diversity of PMNCH. From governments to private sector businesses, from health-care professionals to grassroots activists: the work of PMNCH connects the smallest village to the United Nations General Assembly, and vice versa.
UHC2030's mission is to create a movement for accelerating equitable and sustainable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC). UHC2030 provides a multi-stakeholder platform that promotes collaborative working at global and country levels on health systems strengthening (HSS). We advocate increased political commitment to UHC and facilitate accountability and knowledge sharing. In countries receiving external assistance, we continue to promote adherence to effective development cooperation principles as the most important way to ensure coordination around HSS.
CORE Group has worked since 1997 to advance the field of community health by convening conferences and virtual events, developing case studies and analyzing research data from the field, creating training curricula and conducting workshops, developing monitoring and evaluation trainings and tools, fostering in-country collaboration, diffusing Innovations, and advocating for Community Approaches to Health.