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.

World Health Summit 2023

Together with the World Health Organization, we co-hosted an event to explore challenges faced by health systems in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

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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.



Building health system resilience in an uncertain world

A UNOPS-supported report published by Economist Impact brings expert perspectives together to examine the immediate actions that can strengthen the resilience of health systems.

On the ground

On the ground

Together with our partners, we're implementing projects that help tackle some of the world’s biggest health challenges, providing our expertise and experience in delivering sustainable and resilient infrastructure, procurement and programme management solutions.

From improving health infrastructure in Somalia and Yemen to supplying health goods and services in Afghanistan and Honduras, we work to advance the health and wellbeing of communities around the world.

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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 – 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • Supporting Tajikistan's COVID-19 response

    UNOPS partnered with the World Bank to provide much-needed medical equipment to support the country's COVID-19 response efforts.

  • Helping tackle Yemen’s health crisis

    With KfW Development Bank, we helped rehabilitate and equip health facilities across Yemen, including the country's largest medical facility specialized in maternal and child healthcare.

  • Emergency healthcare services in Jordan

    With funding from the European Union, UNOPS worked with the government of Jordan to rehabilitate emergency departments and install solar-powered energy systems at three main hospitals.

  • Bringing back health to communities in Palau

    In Palau, UNOPS partnered with the India-UN Partnership Development Fund to provide resilient infrastructure solutions to help strengthen healthcare.

  • Delivering life-saving medical equipment

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

  • What can we learn from COVID-19?

    During emergencies, sustainability in supply chains isn't always a priority – but it needs to be. Our experts discuss that and more lessons learned from the pandemic in UNOPS Insights Vodcast.

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