WHO launches first in­vest­ment case

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - World News -

WHO re­cently pub­lished its first in­vest­ment case, set­ting out the trans­for­ma­tive im­pacts on global health and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment that a fully-fi­nanced WHO could de­liver over the next five years. The in­vest­ment case de­scribes how WHO, work­ing to­gether with its Mem­ber States and part­ners, will help to save up to 30 mil­lion lives, add up to 100 mil­lion years of healthy liv­ing to the world’s pop­u­la­tion and add up to 4 per cent of eco­nomic growth in low and mid­dle-in­come coun­tries by 2023. Achiev­ing th­ese re­sults would re­quire an in­vest­ment of $14.1 bil­lion from 2019 to 2023, rep­re­sent­ing a 14 per cent in­crease in WHO’s base bud­get over the pre­vi­ous five-year pe­riod. Th­ese in­vest­ments would help achieve the triple bil­lion tar­gets of WHO’s Gen­eral Pro­gramme of Work- 1 bil­lion more peo­ple ben­e­fit­ting from uni­ver­sal health cov­er­age; 1 bil­lion more peo­ple bet­ter pro­tected from health emer­gen­cies; and 1 bil­lion more peo­ple en­joy­ing bet­ter health and well-be­ing. The in­vest­ment case shows how a stronger, more ef­fi­cient, and re­sults-ori­ented WHO will serve and guide gov­ern­ments and part­ners in their ef­forts to im­prove the health of their pop­u­la­tions. It high­lights new mech­a­nisms to mea­sure suc­cess, en­sur­ing a strict model of ac­count­abil­ity, and sets am­bi­tious tar­gets for sav­ings and ef­fi­cien­cies.

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