The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Sustainable, inclusive and resilient health systems are critical to addressing global health challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Better health for a better future

With partners, we're tackling some of the world’s biggest health challenges, providing our expertise in delivering resilient infrastructure, sustainable procurement solutions and more.

Around the world, inequities in health prevent underserved populations from achieving their full potential. Climate change, conflict and the pandemic further expose the vulnerability of global health systems.

To better manage health emergencies and put us back on a path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, health systems need quality infrastructure, resilient supply chains and workforces that are equipped with the latest advances in policy and practice.

At UNOPS, we believe sustainable, inclusive and resilient infrastructure and efficient procurement approaches play a critical role in strengthening the resilience of health systems, and provide essential and life-saving healthcare services.

From working with governments to develop and improve public health procurement to ensuring critical infrastructure is in place to improve access to services, we are committed to supporting efforts to build a healthier future for all.

How we support

How we support

In some of the world’s most challenging environments and humanitarian contexts, we leverage our infrastructure, procurement and project management services to help address complex health challenges and build sustainable and resilient health systems.

  • Managing health programmes

    We provide a range of fund and grant management, hosting, and capacity-building services to ensure the effective delivery of health programmes.

  • Improving health infrastructure

    We assess, plan, rehabilitate and build health infrastructure – including hospitals, health centres, and laboratories – as well as essential supporting infrastructure, such as energy, water and waste management facilities.

  • Supplying health goods and services

    We procure medical equipment and supplies, and provide technical advisory support to help strengthen procurement processes for public healthcare systems.

Mission Hubs

Our dedicated Quality Healthcare Hub brings together knowledge, experience and expertise from across the UNOPS family. It supports efforts to strengthen the availability of essential health-related supplies, equipment and facilities necessary to deliver quality healthcare and services for all.

On the ground


On the ground

Initiatives


Initiatives

To help build resilient health systems and deliver on the 2030 Agenda, we provide fund management, hosting and capacity building services to ensure the effective delivery of targeted health programmes. Explore some of the health initiatives we support below.

  • ATscale

    ATscale is a global partnership for assistive technology. With millions in need of wheelchairs, hearing aids and more, the global movement catalyzes action to help people access and afford the life-changing assistive technology they need to improve health outcomes and participate in work, education and more.

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  • The Global Fund – Local fund agent

    The Global Fund is a partnership designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As a local fund agent, UNOPS helps evaluate and monitor grant activities in 13 countries around the world.

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  • Access to Health Fund

    To improve health equity in Myanmar, the Access to Health Fund supports the most underserved and vulnerable populations using a rights-based approach. The programme helps bring services where they are needed most, with particular attention to conflict-affected areas.

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  • The Global Fund – Myanmar

    As the Principal Recipient in Myanmar of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNOPS manages grants that are helping tackle epidemics in Myanmar by providing people with improved access to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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  • Stop TB Partnership

    Stop TB Partnership brings together expertise from country, regional and global partners in a shared mission to end tuberculosis by 2030. It takes bold and smart risks to serve the needs and amplify the voices of the people, communities and countries affected by tuberculosis.

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  • The Global Fund – TEAM

    With support from The Global Fund, the Tuberculosis Elimination Among Migrants programme works to reduce the tuberculosis burden among migrants in the Greater Mekong Subregion who have limited access to appropriate healthcare.

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  • Scaling Up Nutrition

    Scaling Up Nutrition is a movement that inspires new collaborative ways to end malnutrition. With governments in the lead, it unites civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers in a collective effort to improve nutrition around the world.

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  • The Global Fund – RAI3E

    With support from The Global Fund, the Regional Artemisinin-Resistance Initiative Towards Elimination of Malaria supports increased malaria service coverage in the Greater Mekong Subregion for remote populations in border areas and other at-risk populations, as well as case management through health volunteers and strengthening of national surveillance systems.

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  • RBM Partnership To End Malaria

    The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is a global platform for coordinated action against malaria. With more than 500 partners, the Partnership mobilizes action and resources to help malaria-affected countries and end malaria for good.

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  • Sanitation and Hygiene Fund

    The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund raises, catalyzes and invests resources to help improve sanitation and hygiene in countries and areas that need it most, and have the least ability to respond.

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Watch


Watch

From Honduras to Lebanon to Sri Lanka, watch how we’re helping build a healthier future for all, together with partners.

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  • Delivering life-saving medical equipment

    In Sri Lanka, UNOPS partnered with the government of Japan to support the country’s COVID-19 response efforts.

  • Supporting Jordan's Royal Medical Services

    In Jordan, new medical equipment provided by UNOPS with funding from the government of Japan is helping to improve healthcare at facilities run by the Royal Medical Services.

  • Improving Lebanon’s health services

    With the government of Japan, UNOPS worked with Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health to strengthen health services and provide a reliable energy supply to several public hospitals.


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