Commitment to Accelerate Health and Well Being Improvement of People of All Age Groups


WHO and UNICEF renew their commitment to accelerate the improvement of the health and well-being of people of all ages

NEPAD calls for important actions on universal health coverage, mental health, emergencies and nutrition

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF today signed a new cooperation framework that will accelerate the public health efforts of the two sides that prioritize the most marginalized and vulnerable people.


The new strategic cooperation framework is based on 70 years of strong cooperation between the two organizations, and focuses on four strategic areas that require immediate attention and action at all levels of the two sides: achieving universal health through primary health care and a health system approach coverage:

  1. Mental health and psychosocial health and development
  2. Public health emergencies
  3. Maternal and child nutrition


In addition, the two organizations have also signed a new joint plan for child and adolescent mental health and psychosocial health and development. 

This 10-year cooperative effort will promote mental health and social mental health and development, increase access to treatment services for mental health conditions, and reduce the suffering and quality of life of children and adolescents and their caregivers


UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said on pandemic and mental health:

 "The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a huge gap in access to health, well-being and nutrition services for children and vulnerable people. The need for cooperation has never been so urgent. 

This new The framework will help us strengthen health and food systems in every country in the world, and invest in mental health and psychosocial support."


For more than 70 years, WHO and UNICEF have worked together around the world to ensure that children survive and grow, and benefit from a safe and clean environment. 

The two organizations work together to provide efficient sanitation, immunization, nutrition, AIDS and early childhood development interventions, and safe drinking water and sanitation services in every region of the world, including fragile and conflict areas.


WHO Director-General Dr. Tan Desai said on mental health and pandmic: 

"The core of our cooperation with UNICEF is to enable every child not only to survive, but also to grow up healthy and become a force to change the community and the future. 

We and UNICEF Unite as one and work together to achieve health for all. As this pandemic clearly shows, no one is safe unless everyone is safe."


Commitment of WHO and UNICEF on COVID-19
WHO-UNICEF guidelines on COVID protection

Today, WHO and UNICEF continue to work together to stop the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure that every woman and child has access to the basic health services they need, including immunizations and health checks.


What are WHO and UNICEF doing for pandemic prevention and immunization?

The two organizations are also working together with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, the Alliance for Epidemic Prevention Innovation and Global Immunization Partners to support countries in adopting and providing COVID-19 vaccines under the vaccine pillar of the Acceleration Plan for Access to COVID-19 Tools.


What is Astana declaration on Universal Health Coverage?

In addition, as agreed in the Astana Declaration and the United Nations High-Level Declaration on Universal Health Coverage, organizations are strengthening health systems through primary health care to accelerate the achievement of universal health coverage and achieve it by 2030 Specific targets under Sustainable Development Goal 3.


How is World Health Organization against Coronavirus pandemic?

The World Health Organization plays a global leadership role in the field of public health within the United Nations system. 

Founded in 1948, WHO has more than 150 offices around the world, working with 194 member states from six regions to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve vulnerable groups. 

WHO's goal for 2019-2023 is to ensure that one billion more people will benefit from universal health coverage, one billion more people will be better protected in the face of health emergencies, and one billion more people will have improved health and well-being.


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How is UNICEF working against COVID pandemic?

UNICEF works in some of the most difficult areas in the world to help the most vulnerable children.

 We work in 190 countries and regions. In order to protect the rights of every child, no matter when and where, we are working hard to build a better world for all children.

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