UN Summit: Millennium Development Goals High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 65th Session: outcome document, New York, 17 September 2010

Sectors : General health and health funding, Health systems, medicines and regulation, HIV/AIDS, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality, Water and Sanitation, Political governance, Education capacity, Women's rights, Health and technology, Other Preventable Diseases, Malaria
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Health - General health and health funding

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

(a) Realizing the values and principles of primary health care, including equity, solidarity, social justice, universal access to services, multisectoral action, transparency, accountability, community participation and empowerment, as the basis for strengthening health systems, and recall in this regard the Declaration of Alma-Ata;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality

 “44. We commit to redoubling our efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality and improve the health of women and children, including through strengthened national health systems, efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, improved nutrition, and access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, making use of enhanced global partnerships.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Health systems, medicines and regulation

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

...(b) Strengthening the capacity of national health systems to deliver equitable and quality health-care services and promoting the widest possible access to health-care services at the point of use, especially to those in vulnerable situations, through public policies that remove barriers to access and use of health-care services, complemented by the support of international programmes, measures and policies that align with national priorities;

(c) Providing and strengthening comprehensive and affordable community-based primary health-care services so as to ensure a continuum from health promotion and disease prevention through to care and rehabilitation, while paying particular attention to poor people and populations, especially in rural and remote areas, with a view to extending health protection to all those in need;

...(e) Realizing the international commitment to supporting national efforts in strengthening health systems that deliver equitable health outcomes as a basis for a comprehensive approach that includes health financing, the training and retention of the health workforce, procurement and distribution of medicines and vaccines, infrastructure, information systems and service delivery;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

...(d) Improving the quality and effectiveness of health-care services delivery by providing integrated health-care services through coordinated approaches at the country level, the increased use of common platforms and the integration of relevant services of other sectors, including water and sanitation;

...(f) Strengthening basic infrastructure, human and technical resources and the provision of health facilities so as to improve health systems and ensure the accessibility, affordability and quality, especially in rural and remote areas, of health-care services, as well as sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, bearing in mind the commitment to halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation as a means of fighting waterborne diseases;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

 ...(h) Improving national health governance, including through the participation of civil society, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders, as well as strengthening international support, as appropriate, in order to ensure that national health systems are sustainable, well prepared and capable of responding to challenges, including crises and pandemics;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

 ...(i) Developing appropriate policies and actions to promote health education and literacy, including among young people, in order to address the lack of awareness about health and, in some cases, harmful practices which significantly inhibit women’s and children’s access to health-care services, and to ensure respect for human rights, promote gender equality and the empowerment of women as essential means of addressing the health of women and girls, and to address the stigmatization of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

...(k) Strengthening the effectiveness of health systems and proven interventions to address evolving health challenges, including the increased incidence of non-communicable diseases, road traffic injuries and fatalities and environmental and occupational health hazards;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “73. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in promoting global public health for all, including through:

... (m) Further strengthening international cooperation, inter alia, through exchange of best practices in strengthening health systems, improving access to medicines, encouraging the development of technology and the transfer of technology on mutually agreed terms, the production of affordable, safe, effective and good quality medicines, fostering the production of innovative medicines, generics, vaccines and other health commodities, the training and retaining of health personnel and work to ensure that international cooperation and assistance, in particular external funding, become more predictable, better harmonized and better aligned with national priorities for capacity-building and channelled to recipient countries in ways that strengthen national health systems;

...(n) Further promoting research and development, knowledge-sharing and the provision and use of ICT for health, including through facilitating affordable access by all countries, especially developing countries;

(o) Enhancing public-private partnerships for health-care service delivery, encouraging the development of new and affordable technologies and their innovative application and developing new and affordable vaccines and medicines needed, in particular, in developing countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “74. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4, including through:

... (f) Scaling up efforts, including awareness raising, to address the critical impact of increasing access to safe drinking water, sanitation coverage and hygienic care, including hand washing with soap, on reducing the death rate among children as a result of diarrhoeal diseases;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Other Preventable Diseases

 “74. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 4, including through:

... (e) Stepping up the fight against pneumonia and diarrhoea through the greater use of proven highly effective preventive and treatment measures, as well as new tools, such as new vaccines, which are affordable even in the poorest countries;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - Malaria

 “76. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6, including through:

...(g) Sustaining national efforts and programmes, with the support of the international community, to address the challenges posed by malaria by strengthening effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies, including through ensuring the accessibility to and availability of affordable, quality and effective medicines and generics, including artemisinin combination therapy, as well as progress in the use of long-lasting, safe insecticide-treated bed nets to combat malaria and ongoing research for the prompt development of malaria vaccines;”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Health - HIV/AIDS

 “76. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 6, including through:

...(d) Building new strategic partnerships to strengthen and leverage the linkages between HIV and other health- and development-related initiatives, expanding, to the greatest extent possible and with the support of international cooperation and partnerships, national capacity to deliver comprehensive

HIV/AIDS programmes, as well as new and more effective antiretroviral treatments, in ways that strengthen existing national health and social systems, including using HIV platforms as a foundation for the expansion of service delivery. In this regard, expediting action to integrate HIV information and services into programmes for primary health care, sexual and reproductive health, including voluntary family planning and mother and child health, treatment for tuberculosis, hepatitis C and sexually transmitted infections and care for children affected, orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, as well as nutrition and formal and informal education;”

 
Scope: 
International