The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Sustainable, inclusive and resilient health systems are critical to addressing the global health challenges the world faces today, tomorrow and for years to come.

Around the world, inequities in health prevent underserved populations from achieving their full potential. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exposed the vulnerability of 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, reliable supply chains and workforces that are equipped with the latest advances in policy and practice.

At UNOPS, we believe that more resilient infrastructure can safeguard access to essential healthcare services and that sustainable supply chains are key to robust health systems equipped to deal with crises.

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 building a healthier future for all.

Latest

The future of public spending: responses to COVID-19

UNOPS-supported research published by The Economist Intelligence Unit examines the implications of COVID-19 and the opportunity it presents to rethink approaches to public procurement.

On the ground


On the ground

We're working with partners on projects that help tackle some of the world’s biggest health challenges, providing our expertise and experience in delivering resilient infrastructure, sustainable procurement solutions and more.

From ensuring critical infrastructure is in place to enhancing the robustness of supply chains, we need sustainable, inclusive and resilient health systems to address the global challenges we face today.”

Nick O’Regan - Director, Implementation Practices and Standards

Explore some of our work to help strengthen health systems

Initiatives


Initiatives

To help build resilient health systems and deliver on the 2030 Agenda, partnerships and collaboration are critical.

Explore some of the health initiatives UNOPS supports below.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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