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Issue-based Coalition on Health and Well-being

The Issue-based Coalition on Health and Well-being is a coordination mechanism focusing on the achievement of SDG 3 – to ensure  healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages – and of the  health-related targets present in other SDGs.

Due to the strong interconnections between health and sustainable development, coordination and partnerships across sectors are crucial to ensure harmonized and effective efforts. Led by WHO/Europe, it  builds on other ongoing partnership initiatives, such as those on  migration and health and on environment and health.

In March 2020, the WHO-UN-Red Cross COVID-19 Platform was embedded in the IBC-Health, to facilitate coordination at the regional level to enhance multi-stakeholder engagement at the country level, ensuring a multi-sectoral response to COVID-19.

Chair: WHO

Members: FAO, IOM, ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOPS, UN WOMEN, WFP

Focus areas: Health throughout the life-course; Communicable Diseases; Universal health coverage; Migration, Primary health care, Non Communicable Diseases, COVID-19.  

Activities: Ad-hoc support to address health-related challenges across sectors, and support in developing UNSDCFs, CCAs, communicating to UNCTs and support implementation of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All.

The workplan for 2020-2022 is being elaborated with members of the IBC and UN country teams.

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Please find more information on the Issue-based Coalition on Health and Well-being here.