EHS-COVID (49) COVID-19 and Universal Health Coverage (1) COVID-19 and adolescent health

16 November, 2020

Forwarded from The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health



Friday, 11 December 2020

2:00-5:00pm CET

Building on the success of Lives in the Balance: A COVID-19 Summit [], PMNCH, CORE Group and UHC2030 will reconvene partners across the globe for a virtual summit to take stock of how COVID-19 is impacting the progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) commitments. Following Lives in the Balance in July, this exciting and interactive event will:

- Provide a space to reflect on progress and challenges and share best practices;

- Identify ways to strengthen multistakeholder collaboration;

- Mobilize meaningful action to protect the progress on UHC and women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.

The event will provide an opportunity to launch both the inaugural State of UHC Commitment, which aims to provide a multi-stakeholder consolidated view on the state of progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the political commitments to PMNCH's key COVID-19 Call to Action asks announced in July [].

The summit takes place one day before the international UHC Day on 12 December, which every year marks the anniversary of the first unanimous UN resolution calling for all nations to provide affordable, quality healthcare for all of their citizens. This year, UHC advocates will demand action on universal health coverage, which is critical for our lives, our livelihoods and our future.

Register [] and join us to take action for those we refuse to leave behind!


Live Series

Adolescent health and well-being in times of COVID-19

Live Session 2: Promoting adolescent mental health and well-being

The recording is now available for the second installment of the PMNCH and WHO led series on Adolescent health during COVID-19. In the live session, experts from WHO and UNICEF shared data and guidance for young people to help manage mental health during the pandemic. The event highlighted the stories of two adolescents who shared their experiences in keeping up with studies, social networks, family and illness during lockdown and offered adolescent based solutions for dealing with mental health.


Neil Pakenham-Walsh, HIFA Coordinator,