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To improve access to medicines, diagnostics and preventative items for people affected by HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in lower income countries, by fast-tracking the introduction of promising new health solutions, and shaping the market for quality health products and expanding access to better, more affordable treatments and technologies aimed at tackling the three diseases and their related co-morbidities.
To help approximately three million South Sudanese by providing critical life-saving support and helping people to better cope with shocks from conflict, drought and flooding. This programme aims to save the lives of an estimated two million people who will receive at least one form of humanitarian assistance; and build the capacity of an estimated one million people to recover and cope better with shocks. Over six years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
To provide core funding support to seven UN agencies – Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF); Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); UN Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); World Food Programme (WFP); World Health Organisation (WHO); and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) to support a strengthened humanitarian response and a more efficient, effective and transparent system. These UK funds will enable these UN agencies to respond rapidly to urgent humanitarian needs and shore-up operations in neglected or protracted Crises.
The UK will provide support for global polio eradication over six years for the interruption of polio transmission in the remaining endemic countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria), to outbreak control , to strengthening routine immunisation coverage rates , and the establishment of legacy planning to ensure eradication is sustained resulting in health gains beyond polio. The UK’s support will enable the full vaccination of more than 360 million children, so contributing to the achievement of child mortality and maternal health MDGs.
This programme in the Ross Fund Portfolio (which focusses on neglected tropical diseases, diseases of emerging resistance and diseases of epidemic potential) will contribute to existing and/or new pooled funding mechanisms and research platforms in partnership with other funders, that cover research and development for the targeted epidemic diseases. This includes support to accelerate research and development for disease outbreaks with the goal of preventing epidemics and saving lives and, support to develop better evidence about outbreak diseases, to inform more effective preparedness and response activities, in order to save lives, and to avert/mitigate the impact of diseases outbreaks.
The project aims to address the ongoing needs of over 800000 Rohingya refugees, who were displaced by the Myanmar military in August 2017. UK support provides food aid to around one million of them since the influx in August 2017, improved shelter for 400,000 families and clean water and sanitation for over 300,000 people. They also get cooking gas to stop the destruction of forest for firewood. Over 500,000 people will also be supported for sexual and reproductive health and over one million people with other health services. The vulnerable Bangladeshi communities, who host them will also get support. Thus, both groups will lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. The project will also strengthen disaster preparedness and help to reduce the cost for disaster response through a joint UN and civil-society programme. Around 500,000 people will get timely and cost-effective aid following disasters.
This programme will support the delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those in most acute need in Syria. It will do so by providing funds for rapid response to sudden-onset crises, as well as filling critical gaps in the international response. It will lay the foundation for this delivery by providing support for better information on needs and targeting, strengthened coordination, and enhanced leadership.
To meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of conflict and disaster affected populations through provision of life-saving assistance and contribute to resilience building of benefitting households to withstand shocks.
To provide a comprehensive package of interventions to reduce disability, disfigurement, stigma, deaths, lost livelihoods and poverty which occur as a result of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). ASCEND will work towards the sustainable control and eliminations of NTDs in approximately 20 high burden countries in Africa and Asia and will focus on five NTDs: lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, visceral leishmaniasis and trachoma. The programme contributes to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets 3.3 and 3.8.
To ensure DFID and the international community is well prepared to respond to the Coronavirus outbreak in a timely and effective manner. In line with the World Health Organization's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, this will ensure that lives are saved, livelihoods preserved and global health security is strengthened.
To provide a government led effective health system that will deliver improved access to quality health services across eight states in South Sudan with a specific focus on reducing maternal and child mortality. The Health Pooled Fund (HPF3) will reduce maternal and under-five mortality rates in South Sudan, through (i) the delivery of a basic package of health and nutrition services; (ii) promoting community engagement in health as a public good and (iii) supporting local health systems stabilisation.
The programme will provide emergency life-saving assistance to the large influxes of refugees arriving in Uganda, build resilience among refugees and their host communities to reduce Uganda’s humanitarian burden, and deliver on UK Humanitarian Reform priorities. It will support the UK in its leadership role to develop new approaches to protracted crises and in delivering on the New York Declaration’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, with regional and global impact.
To support a resilient health system in Zimbabwe that is equipped to deliver quality sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition services including adaptive programming that is responding to priority infectious diseases-cholera. In total the programme will benefit 5.4 million women and children in Zimbabwe and help save over 13,000 lives.
To save women and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability and accessibility of (reproductive, maternal, new born and child health (RMNCH) services. Phase 1 of this programme will focus on increasing access to preventive services (including family planning, water, sanitation and long lasting insecticide treated bednets) and improving service quality in line with the maternal and child health priorities of the President’s 10-24 Month Recovery Plan. The second phase will embed and build on the gains of the first phase and will increase equitable access to the improved RMNH services, whilst strengthening priority health systems for more sustainable service delivery.
Support for up to three million of the most vulnerable people affected by natural disaster and conflict. This will cover both immediate relief and early recovery interventions for shelter, food, non-food items, water and sanitation, livelihood and protection needs, depending on the emergency. This programme will also support developments in the UN and local civil society which are required for humanitarian responses to be more locally owned and effective in future, as well as effective monitoring and evaluation, targeted active research and piloting.
To improve the health of women, children, the poor and socially excluded in Nepal, including by restoring health services in areas affected by the 2015 earthquake, and improving the quality and governance of health services nationwide.
To save lives and reduce the impact of disease outbreaks and epidemics on African populations. The programme will strengthen African Health systems and institutions by supporting: (i) World Health Organisation Africa Office (WHO AFRO) reform (ii) countries' ability to achieve the International Health Regulations (IHR), (iii) better governance and accountability of public health systems, (iv) improved data and evidence, and (v) emergency response.
This programme aims to support WHO reforms that take WHO towards organisational excellence, allowing it to: better deliver value for money; better deliver its global mandate of international health leadership; and ultimately to deliver better health results on the ground for all UK investments. The main areas of WHO organisational reform which the programme seeks progress on are: risk and financial management; transparency; value for money; budgets focussed on key priorities; partnership and effective leadership The programme will also have a focus on an improved WHO response to health emergencies and outbreaks (such as Ebola, Yellow Fever and Zika), reducing the risk to the UK.
The current Ebola outbreak in DRC is the second largest recorded outbreak, and has been running since May 2018. Case numbers continue to increase and the outbreak is expected to continue until at least the end of 2019. The UK response to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak #10 programme has four primary aims: * to curb the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak #10 in DRC as quickly as possible; * to minimise loss of life and impact on communities; * to ensure no onward transmission outside of DRC; and * to be prepared to act rapidly should a cross-border transmission occur.
To save lives, reduce suffering and improve economic prospects for the poorest and most vulnerable in Nigeria through: i. Encouraging Government of Nigeria to increase resources invested in health (through advocacy, community accountability; and data to inform government prioritisation using a “delivery” approach, as used successfully in Pakistan) ii. Improving effectiveness and efficiency of public and private basic health services (through innovative financing mechanisms, strengthening health systems and working with private sector to deliver affordable health services for the poorest populations) iii. Reducing total fertility rate (through addressing social norms, demographic impact analysis, and support to family planning commodities and services).