The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of ensuring equitable access to health services, as well as increasing availability of medicines, vaccines and diagnostic tools in response to both established and emerging health threats.
Building on the recent ADP South–South Exchange (Bangkok, February 2020) a series of online ADP consultations will take place enabling focus country stakeholders and partners to identify shifting country needs to ensure continued access and delivery of vital health technologies, and assess available options to ensure sustainability and resilience of health systems.
The consultation series also offers a starting point in developing opportunities to leverage innovative digital approaches in delivering and extending ADP technical support to countries.
National lessons learned along the ADP 'innovation–access–delivery value chain' will be shared to help countries grappling with minimizing the impact of COVID-19 and mitigating disruptions to other essential health programmes and services, including those addressing tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
This mini-series of four online modules focuses on interlinked areas of building strong, resilient and sustainable health systems:
Led by: TDR and UNDP
Wednesday 1st July
Led by: PATH
Wednesday 15th July
Led by: WHO
Wednesday 29th July
Led by: UNDP and PATH
Wednesday 12th August
*Each module will start at 09:00am Accra/11:00am Geneva/16:00pm Bangkok/Jakarta and last for 90–120 minutes.
The Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) brings together the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) and PATH in a unique collaboration to help countries build and strengthen the health systems that will achieve health and well-being for all.
Since 2013 – with the generous financial support of the Government of Japan – ADP has been working across a range of sectors and disciplines to accelerate access and delivery of new health technologies for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), supporting efforts in focus countries to realize universal health coverage.