UHC2030 Joint Vision Paper
The UHC2030 Technical Working Group (TWG) on support to countries with fragile or challenging operating environments aims to encourage the adoption of better-suited policies and practices for health system strengthening in fragile, conflict-affected, vulnerable and/or challenging operational environments that will accelerate progress towards UHC. Here are the current terms of reference (ToRs) for this TWG (2018-2019).
Following the completion of the literature review, the TWG met face-to-face to reflect on the findings of the literature review, and refine the ToRs for the TWG for 2018-19. Read more about this first face-to-face meeting.
As outlined in the ToRs, the objectives of the TWG are as follows:
- Strengthen the evidence-base, technical tools/approaches, and knowledge sharing on specific considerations for policies and programmatic approaches to address the challenges of delivering health services while strengthening health systems and accelerating progress towards UHC in fragile, conflict-affected, vulnerable and/or challenging operational environments;
- Bring these specific considerations to the attention of key stakeholders for action and financial support; and
- Foster and support collaboration between humanitarian and development action, among local, national and international stakeholders and authorities, including governments, to enhance the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of support for health system strengthening and UHC in selected contexts.
The WG endeavours to be dynamic and inclusive, with leadership from Co-Chairs, a hands-on Core Group to provide strategic direction and oversee implementation, active time-bound Task Teams to pursue deliverables, Focal People to engage in other UHC2030 TWGs/related networks, and a wider TWG - or community - to solicit inputs from and disseminate outputs to. The UHC2030 Core Team provides secretariat support to the Co-Chairs and Core Group.
The ToRs remain a living document, and may be revised as deemed necessary by the Core Group.
WHA 71 side event on UHC and Emergencies May 2018
First face-to-face meeting November 2017
Meeting notes for the record
Secretariat - UHC2030 Core Team:
Lara Brearley, World Health Organization
Kazumi Inden, The World Bank Group
Core Group Members:
Amy Kay, USAID
Andre Griekspoor, WHO WEP
Barni Nor, SIDA
Claudia Vivas, UNICEF
Dirk Horemans, WHO
Egbert Sondorp, Royal Tropical Institute, KIT & Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group on Health System in FCAS
Emanuele Capobianco, IFRC
Hala Abou-Taleb, WHO/EMRO
Harriet Adong, Foundation for Integrated Rural Development – CSEM representative
Jacob Hughes, MSH
Karl Blanchet, LSHTM
Marwin Meier, World Vision – CSEM representative
Olga Bornemisza, Global Fund
Tim Martineau, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Abir Shady/Mehr Shah, PMNCH observers for coordination purposes