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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. Led by WHO/Europe, it builds on other ongoing partnership initiatives, such as those on migration and health and on environment and health.

Chair: WHO


Focus areas: Four work streams are being pursued: Health over the life course; communicable diseases; universal health coverage; and migration.  

Activities for 2017-2019:

  • Strengthen the regional partnership and involvement of stakeholders at all levels of governance to support member States in the implementation of the health and related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Map existing norms, policies and standards and identify priorities, opportunities and gaps in programming and in developing mechanisms in order to address them.
  • Provide coherent and timely programming as well as policy and/or normative guidance and technical support on health-related issues at the regional and country levels.
  • Increase the effective and efficient use of human and financial resources within and among United Nations agencies and partners on health-related initiatives and interventions, including regional joint resource mobilization efforts.
  • Improve coordination, communication and information-sharing on key lessons and good practices on the basis of the focus to leave no one behind due to poor health.

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