Adaku Efuribe (UN SDG’s Action Partner)

Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being For All

Adaku Efuribe
3 min readSep 17, 2020

The WHO has launched a global action plan for healthy lives and well-being for all.The aim is to build greater collaborations and better health for all.

The plan has 7 accelerator themes and is based on a simple premise: that stronger collaboration contributes to better health.
Stronger collaboration is the path, but better health is the destination.

Ask Your Pharmacist with Adaku(AYPWA)-health promotion initiative would be partnering with the WHO and SDGs campaign to build better collaborations and achieve better health for all.

The 7 Accelerator Themes

1. Primary health care

Effective and sustainable primary health care is a cornerstone for achieving the health-related SDG targets and progress on the other accelerator themes. It provides a platform for accessible, affordable, equitable, integrated, quality primary care and public health services for all, near where people live and work, linked to higher levels of care. It supports multisectoral action on health and engages people and communities in their own health and well-being.

2. Sustainable financing for health

Sustainable financing enables countries to reduce unmet need for services and financial hardship arising from out-of-pocket payments by establishing and progressively strengthening systems to mobilize adequate resources for health and to spend them better to deliver more health for the money. For low-income countries where development assistance is significant, it also involves improving the effectiveness of external funding support.

3. Community and civil society engagement

Ensuring that communities and civil society receive the support that they need to be meaningfully engaged enables them to bring their lived experience, perspectives and expertise to knowledge generation, policy-making and health responses that are rights-based, accountable and ensure that no one is left behind.

4. Determinants of health

Addressing the determinants of health is vital to creating an enabling environment for health and well-being for all and ensuring that no one is left behind, including through rights-based and gender- responsive approaches, leveraging investments and action in sectors beyond health and maximizing gains across the SDGs.

5. Innovative programming in fragile and vulnerable settings and for disease outbreak responses

Ensuring that health and humanitarian services are available infragile and vulnerable settings and responding effectively to disease outbreaks require multisectoral coordination, long-term planning and financing, information sharing and strengthening of health system governance and workforce capacity. Action across the accelerator themes is needed to strengthen health services in these settings.

6. Research and Development, Innovation and Access

Research and innovation are critical to improving the quality and efficiency of health products and services, while sustainable and equitable access ensures better availability of healthcare interventions to those who need them most.

7. Data and digital health

Quality and comprehensive data are key to understanding health needs, designing programmes and policies, guiding investment and public health decisions and measuring progress. Digital technologies can transform the way health data are collected and used and contribute to more equitable, rights-based health policies and primary health care services.




Adaku Efuribe

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