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Building resilient and sustainable systems for health

Resilient and sustainable systems for health are an essential building block of universal health coverage. Without these, populations are left vulnerable to infection and disease, negatively affecting the well-being of individuals, families and countries. 

UNDP works with governments and partners to support the implementation of large-scale health programmes in countries facing development challenges and emergencies, including strengthening national health-related policy and programmes, particularly in areas such as human rights, gender equality, key populations, sustainable financing, inclusive social protection, and procurement of medicines and other health products, such as diagnostics, and laboratory and hospital equipment. Building on UNDP’s partnership with the Global Fund, these implementation support services are complemented by capacity building that includes strengthening the use of digital health technologies, financial and risk management, programme management, sustainable health procurement, monitoring and evaluation, as well as support for civil society engagement.

UNDP’s achievements in building sustainable and resilient systems for health contribute to progress on SDG 3 (health and well-being) and health related targets of SDG 1 (reducing poverty), SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), and SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption). 


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