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 our health systems and expose gaps in health security. More than ever, the UHC Partnership works closely with countries to address the impacts of the pandemic, maintain the availability of essential health services and protect communities from future threats to health. Learn how the UHC Partnership’s responsive country support, enabled by its flexible funding and extensive technical expertise on the ground, delivers sustainable impact to national health systems.​

Country support

We work closely with governments to protect communities from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, maintain essential health services, and to ensure that countries come out stronger and better equipped to face future threats to health by achieving universal health coverage (UHC).


The UHC Partnership is funded by the European Union, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Irish Aid, the Government of Japan, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the UK Department for International Development and Belgium.


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. 

Countries supported
US$ 0 M
Additional funding to tackle COVID-19
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.


Technical resources

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