For those left out. World Leaders assemble to address the issues of Women, Children and Adolescents.
Why are Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General, Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Abelone Melesse, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and 2000 other delegates gathering on 11th December, 2020, a Friday evening?
They are participating in Lives in the Balance, a virtual gathering jointly organized by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), UHC2030 and the CORE Group, will assemble to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the advancement towards UHC responsibilities, and to trade viewpoints on how worldwide partners can, together, “improve” by our populaces – particularly women, children and adolescents – during and after this pandemic.
The 2000 strong delegate list incorporates policymakers, researchers, industrialists, Healthcare professionals have come together to:-
- Reflect on advancement and difficulties towards accomplishing national responsibilities for Universal Health Care and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health with regards to COVID-19;
- Share point of views about what has and hasn’t worked during the emergency in the security and extension of well-being administrations, activities towards better financing for Universal Health Care, the advancement of comprehensive and participatory and multi-partner stages, and a more grounded incorporation of gender equality and youth commitment into plans and policies;
- Collaborate to accomplish comprehensive and participatory administration driven by social participation, including through the significant commitment from women and youngsters;
- Act together to understand the United Nations High-Level Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (2019) and the PMNCH Call to Action on COVID-19 (2020), including dispatching political responsibilities to key COVID-19 stakeholders.
At this summit, nations along with Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico and Nigeria will announce domestic policy and financial commitments to advance the healthcare for women, children and adolescents as the global counter to the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries donating include Canada, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom and the USA, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will also pledge support in this critical juncture of global healthcare, which is vital to the achievement of UHC.