In the areas of health care, nutrition, WASH, education and prevention and protection services, UN agencies will support a range of interlinked and mutually supportive interventions at three levels: policy reform and implementation; data and knowledge management and community action.
At the policy and institutional level the UNCT will assist the development and implementation of health, nutrition, education drugs, child protection and WASH policies, strategies, and sectoral plans. It will support the strengthening of health systems, including Human Resources for Health (HRH), hospital management and reforms, improving access to essential medicines and health technology, and support establishing quality assurance and improvement mechanisms including drug & food regulation. At the implementation level, it will help expand health facilities to the areas not currently covered by BPHS and or cut off due to climatic or geographical barriers. It will assist the Government and CSOs (includes NGOs, CBOs and other civil society actors), and the private sector, under public-private partnership arrangements, in the implementation of the BPHS & EPHS, with a focus on strengthened capacity to deliver quality health and nutrition services, especially to women and children, psychosocial services to victims of Gender Based Violence, and services for persons with disabilities, including at the community level. The prevention and control of diseases, access to quality drugs, including contraceptives and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and rehabilitation services, will be other areas of support. It will support the Government in completing the Polio Eradication Initiative agenda and strengthening emergency preparedness and response. It will also provide support to increased coverage of quality safe and drinking water and sanitation and increased access to and utilization of quality preventive and curative nutrition services, provided at community level and through health facilities.