Working with countries to address the impacts of COVID-19

Strong health systems are the foundation of an effective response to COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to test health systems and expose gaps in health security. The UHC Partnership supports WHO’s efforts to strengthen the capacity of countries to address the impacts of the pandemic, maintain essential health services and protect communities from future health threats. Learn how the UHC Partnership’s responsive country support, enabled by flexible funding from its donors and extensive technical expertise on the ground, delivers sustainable impact to national health systems.​

Country support

The UHC Partnership supports WHO country offices in working closely with governments to protect communities from the impacts of COVID-19, maintain essential health services, and to ensure that countries are better equipped to face future health threats by advancing universal health coverage (UHC).


The UHC Partnership is supported and funded by WHO, the European Union, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Irish Aid, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Government of Japan – Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the United Kingdom – Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Belgium, Canada and Germany.


Live monitoring of WHO Country Support Plans provides a unique opportunity for WHO and its partners to review progress and actively engage in regular dialogue on the support provided to Member States to deliver on their UHC goals and strengthen their COVID-19 response. 

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Health policy advisors on the ground

Transparency and accountability

A high-level steering committee within WHO ensures strong accountability in the implementation of the UHC Partnership’s activities at global, regional and country level.


A multi-donor coordination committee provides a transparent mechanism for the UHC Partnership to coordinate donor funding for UHC.

WHO's response to COVID-19

Latest COVID-19 stories from the field

We bring you stories straight from the countries where we work as they unfold. These stories document the results of the UHC Partnership’s close collaboration with governments, communities and our partners. Watch this space for regular updates.

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Special series on COVID-19

The UHC Partnership provides countries with real-time, evidence-based and tailored support to enhance private sector engagement in response to COVID-19.