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EVENT: The management of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia Pacific Region: good practices and lessons learned Kuala Lumpur, June 18th: Eight Members of Parliament and Ministers from Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam meet online to discuss the management of the COVID- 19 pandemic and identify together best practices in the region.The meeting, held under Chatham House Rules and organized jointly by UNITE Global Parliamentarians Network to End Infectious Diseases, Harm Reduction International and the [...]

UNITE New Visual Identity: What Has Changed?

When UNITE unveiled its logo in 2007, it became our agent of change for a better world where infectious diseases do not pose a global threat. Over time, as our network was growing, we realised that we needed to portray our exciting vision for the future in a way that it would be reminding us what it takes to achieve our mission:  Promote political accountability of all stakeholders to end infectious diseases; Raise political awareness that it is possible [...]

UNITE Global Summit: Virtual September 7-8, 2020 

UNITE Global Summit: Virtual September 7-8, 2020  With ten years to reach the 2030 SDGs, infectious diseases (IDs) remain a serious health threat.   The introduction of COVID-19 demonstrates the urgent need for engagement and education of policy makers on epidemic preparedness to strengthen health systems responses for future infectious disease outbreaks. UNITE Global Summit: Virtual aims to commit, inspire, and empower policy makers towards the achievement of the UN SDGs over the next decade, while building a roadmap on [...]

UNITE and Joep Lange Institute: improving health & wellbeing in in the digital age

UNITE and the Joep Lange Institute establish a partnership to improve health & wellbeing in in the digital age. LISBON, PORTUGAL AND AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, (JUNE 25, 2020) – UNITE, the global parliamentarians network to end infectious diseases, and the Joep Lange Institute are proud and excited to announce new partnership. As the world becomes much more digital and connected, there is an urgent need to maximize the ongoing digital transformation for progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). That [...]

Inclusive Governance to #LeaveNoOneBehind during and after COVID-19

Social inclusion must be at the core of national and international strategies to contain COVID-19 Historically marginalized and vulnerable identity groups must not be left outside of public health efforts or the pandemic will continue to spread. At the same time, economic programmes that address the economic consequences of COVID-19 need to address the hardships that migrants and fragile populations face during a crisis. After a decade of global poverty levels dropping, this trend is expected to reverse this [...]

COVID-19 – We need to act UNITED!

 COVID-19 – We need to act UNITED! The current COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in both its scale and impact. The outbreak shows that neither our preparedness nor response mechanisms functioned as intended. Within three months, the pandemic has spread worldwide to all continents. It is at this moment that the strength of our governments, international organizations, and health systems are being challenged; and not all results will be satisfactory. As of June 22nd, over 9 million cases worldwide have [...]

UNITE and WLA Club de Madrid lead the discussion on Inclusive governance

UNITE and World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid lead the discussion on Inclusive governance: to Leave No One Behind during and after the COVID-19 pandemic  LISBON, PORTUGAL AND MADRID, SPAIN, (JUNE 19, 2020) – UNITE, the global parliamentarians network to end infectious diseases, and World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM), the largest assembly of political leaders globally, have announced a new partnership in the run-up to the virtual meeting on “Inclusive Governance to Leave No One Behind during and after the COVID‐19 Pandemic” and ahead  of UNITE’s [...]

UNITE and GHA partner to combat infectious diseases

UNITE and GHA – German Health Alliance partner to combat infectious diseases LISBON, PORTUGAL AND BERLIN, GERMANY (JUNE 15, 2020) - UNITE, the global parliamentarians network to end infectious diseases, and GHA - German Health Alliance, have announced a new partnership ahead UNITE’s Global Summit 2020 and World Health Summit 2020. The two organisations collaborated with other stakeholders to successfully organize the first virtual webinar at the prestigious platform of the Global Health Hub Germany around “COVID19 and the [...]

Webinar on “COVID19: Are the SDGs at risk?” Key takeaways

“We should see the SDGs as a lighthouse,  not a burden,” -  Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite, Member of Parliament in Portugal and Founder and President of UNITE  On May 18, UNITE, together with German Health Alliance, held the first webinar to discuss the topic of global health financing to understand how parliamentarians can secure SDGs in the pandemic. The speakers were Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite from UNITE and Dessislava Dimitrova from World Economic Forum under the lead of Prof. [...]

UNITE held a special session at the World Health Summit, last October

It’s Time to UNITE! Last October in Berlin, during World Health Summit, a call was made to unite all relevant stakeholders for the elimination of infectious diseases as a global health threat. And that call was answered! UNITE organised a special session around political leadership for global health which included the then UNAIDS Executive Director a.i., Ms Gunilla Carlsson, as the keynote speaker. She told the audience that political will is the driving force that should not be removed [...]

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