Published on April 7, 2023

World Health Day 2023

Join us this World Health Day as we celebrate our Joint Programmes (JPs) below which have been at the forefront of driving efforts towards realising SDG 3 and access to health for all.



Photo: UNDP in Albania


Improving Municipal Social Protection Service Delivery

The joint programme (JP) in Albania, has implemented a programme focused on ensuring access to quality healthcare services for marginalized and vulnerable populations. Through this programme, in the Puka region in Albania, UNDP in partnership with Puka Municipality and Youth Movement for Democracy has piloted a model of integrated social care and health services. This intervention has enhanced access to psycho-social services and mobile health for over 700 children with disabilities living in rural Puka. Learn more about our work in Albania here.



UNDP in Bangladesh


Enhancing Social Protection for Female Tea Garden Workers and their Families in Sylhet Division

The joint programme enhances access to health care with a focus on maternal health care for tea workers. Through their efforts, over 14 health centres in tea gardens have built labour rooms or wards and enhanced their provision of quality maternal health care. Learn more about our work in Bangladesh here.



UN in Indonesia


Investing in the Next Generation’s Healthcare:

Access to universal healthcare coverage remains a pertinent concern. With and for the next generation, the joint programme in Indonesia provided free necessary vaccines to over 30 million babies. Learn more about our work in Indonesia here



UN in Lao PDR


Mother and Early Childhood Grant (MECG):

Over 40% of children under 5 in Lao PDR are affected by malnutrition. The joint programme in LAO PDR has implemented an early childhood grant pilot programme focused on providing access to healthcare and nutrition for mothers and their newborns. Learn more about our work in LAO PDR here.



UNDP Timor-Leste


Strengthening National Food Systems and Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction:

Working with Timor-Leste’s government, the joint programme has developed an integrated national financing framework (INFF) that mobilizes pro-health taxation and advances sustainable development. Learn more about our work in Timor-Leste here.



UNDP Uzbekistan


The UN Joint Programme on Strengthening Social Protection in Uzbekistan:

With the aim of enhancing reforms in the healthcare system, the joint programme has piloted an intervention aimed at enhancing the efficiency of diagnosing different health ailments. As a result, better prioritization and utilization of financial resources have been realized in the healthcare sector in Uzbekistan. Learn more about our work in Uzbekistan here.




UNDP in Kenya


Championing the World’s First Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Development Impact Bond:

The joint programme brings forth the world’s first adolescent sexual reproductive health development impact bond. Through this programme, a transformative digital platform connecting adolescent girls and young women to sexual and reproductive healthcare services will be scaled up from the resources received from this development impact bond. Learn more about our work in Kenya here.