UHC Brief 2020
The Comic Relief GSK Partnership-Protecting Progress towards malaria eradication and universal health coverage through the COVID-19 pandemic
The rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe has affected the way we all live, shining a light on the importance of investing in strong health systems, enhancing equitable access to care, and improving readiness to prevent and control disease outbreaks
Strengthening health systems increases resilience in the face of public health pressures, such as the pandemic, and is also one of the most effective ways to combat malaria and drive progress towards UHC.
The Partnership helped strengthen health systems by improving the supply of quality healthcare, raising awareness and promoting preventative and health-seeking behaviours, and building strong surveillance and data management systems. We also supported and encouraged civil society to hold their governments to account and campaign for greater multi-sectoral investments in malaria and health systems at the national, regional and global levels to drive sustainability.
This briefing aims to demonstrate how our programme exemplified some of the key principles of the UHC agenda:
Ensuring no one is left behind
Upholding quality healthcare through a strengthened workforce
Building better surveillance and information systems
Political leadership within and beyond health
Working in partnership and moving together
It also showcases how our partners responded on the ground, in record speed, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the communities they serve.Download