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GA at the UN: Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being

September 25, 2019

The Launch of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being was introduced by the three initial champions of the strategy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, and the President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo. Stronger Collaboration, Better Health: Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All brings together 12 multilateral health, development and humanitarian agencies to better support countries to accelerate progress towards the health-related SDGs.

Angela Nguku, Executive Director for the White Ribbon Alliance in Kenya, spoke for Civil Society and argued that a13th partner should be recognized as the voice of all people. This meeting was strongly based on the premise that SDG 3, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, is the docking station for the SDGs. Therefore, engaging countries and communities to identify their priorities, accelerating progress, aligning support of countries and reviewing and sharing lessons to ensure accountability were the highlighted steps of action. As selected individuals shared their commitments to collaboration, the Colombian and Ugandan representatives both raised the critically important issue of migrants and refugees and their health as a human right. 

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