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 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.
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 five years this programme will provide food, shelter and access to water and health services to millions of vulnerable people, including women and children.
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.
Provide cash and/or food transfers to vulnerable households affected by crisis
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.
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.
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. In total the programme will benefit 5.4 million women and children in Zimbabwe and help save over 13,000 lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To provide support to WHO to enable them to deliver health care to those affected by the conflict in Syria. This will be achieved by equipping primary and secondary health facilities with medical supplies and equipment, and through the provision of refresher training to health professionals. The project will support the provision of disease detection systems and improved health information systems, offering real time data for decision-making to determine whether health is improving and where the needs are greatest. The project will also provide trauma care and mental health and psychosocial support services to those who have been affected by the conflict, including therapy and medication.
To improve reproductive maternal and child health (RMCH) outcomes in Mozambique by strengthening community and institutional systems. This contributes toward the Family Planning 2020 objectives
To contribute to research leading to improvements in (i) health systems and policy, (ii) infectious disease knowledge, solutions and implementation of strategies, iii) research to improve sexual and reproductive health
The Zambia Health Systems Strengthening programme aims improve the health of women and girls in Zambia across the continuum of care from birth, childhood and motherhood. This together with our other parallel interventions to strengthen the health system, will by 2021 result in a reduction in child and maternal deaths by 25% and 15% respectively and contribute towards attainment of the sustainable development goal for health. The nutrition status of 500,000 children, women and young girls will be improved and 270,000 girls and women gain access to family planning.
The Making Country Health Systems Stronger (MCHSS) programme aims to support countries to strengthen their health systems to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage, resulting in more people, specifically the poor and vulnerable, having greater access to essential preventative, curative and rehabilitation health services with increased levels of financial risk protection.
To tackle Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) also known as Kala –Azar, in South Asia and East Africa, this disease is spread by sandflies and when untreated leads to death in 95% of cases. The programme will increase access to effective prevention and prompt treatment for VL and will accelerate progress towards the elimination of VL in South Asia.
The proposed programme will allow us to respond effectively to identified needs and to demonstrate to other funders the types of infrastructural and management interventions that build resilience.
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.