The COVID-19 pandemic, conflict and other crises have created unprecedented disruption to life-saving health services for children across the world.
As the UK Government responds to these emergencies, it has a once in a generation opportunity to strengthen the health systems and protect children’s futures.
This is how we fight the pandemic now and protect children’s lives in the future.
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Stronger health systems means:
😷 Supporting countries around the world to end the pandemic and prepare for the next one
⚕️ Better health services for children, ensuring no one dies from a preventable disease
💉 Regular vaccinations like polio and measles reaching children when they need them, no matter the crisis
The UK Government can help end the pandemic for everyone and create lasting change for the world’s children.
UNICEF has been working with governments and partners around the world since the start of the pandemic. Together we’re supporting the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines and ensuring health systems can continue to support children and their families. However, more support is urgently needed.
The UK has been at the forefront of progress on global health – including children’s survival – for more than two decades. Now, the UK Government can help end the pandemic for everyone and protect children’s futures by taking these actions:
1. Champion stronger health systems through key political moments in 2022, including the G20. Ensure every child can access the life-saving services they need before, during and after this and any future crises.
2. Mobilise new resources to support the international COVID-19 response, including vaccine delivery costs.
3. Work with low-income countries to support their COVID-19 pandemic response and make sure health systems recover stronger.
UNICEF UK is calling on the Government to implement the recommendations in our Paths to Progress
report, to invest in stronger health systems to create long lasting and sustainable change for children.