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  • Union Health Minister has launched the WHO India Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2019–2023.     


  • The CCS provides a strategic roadmap for WHO to work with the Government of India towards achieving its health sector goals, in improving the health of its population and bringing in transformative changes in the health sector.
  • The four areas identified for strategic cooperation of WHO with the country encompass:
  • To accelerate progress on UHC
  • To promote health and wellness by addressing determinants of health
  • To protect the population better against health emergencies
  • To enhance India’s global leadership in health
  • The India CCS is one of the first that fully aligns itself with the newly adopted WHO 13th General Programme of Work and its ‘triple billion’ targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and WHO South-East Asia Region’s eight Flagship Priorities.

WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13):

  • GPW13 was adopted by WHO Member States in May 2018.
  • It has three interconnected strategic priorities to ensure healthy lives and well-being for all ages:
    • Achieving universal Health Coverage
    • Addressing Health Emergencies
    • Promoting Healthier Populations
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