UHC Partnership Eighth Multi-donor Coordination Committee for UHC
23 February 2021 13:00 - 15:00
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Schedule: 23 February 2021, 13:00-15:00 CET



The multi-donor coordination committee (MDCC) is one of the information sharing and accountability mechanism that WHO put in place in the frame of the UHC Partnership.


The proposed overall objectives of the MDCC are:

  • to promote a ‘one’ WHO integrated UHC approach and
  • to improve the coordination between WHO and donors, by providing a platform to regularly convene, streamline programmes, as well as harmonize and align approaches in order to bundle synergies and avoid duplication of work

The above objectives remain particularly valid given the prevailing COVID-19 context.


About the UHC Partnership


The UHC Partnership was established in 2011 to help countries build resilient, effective and sustainable health systems to achieve UHC related goals. It aims to bridge the gap between global commitments on UHC and country implementation, serving as a country-level resource for UHC2030, the global movement to build stronger health systems for UHC.

In line with the methodology developed by the UHC Partnership as well as with the Thirteenth WHO General Programme of Work 2019-2023, and in order to strengthen the WHO bottom-up 3-levels support to countries, the Joint Working Team (JWT) has been established in May 2018.

The UHC Partnership, supported by the JWT, is channeling a significant amount of resources to countries to help both the Ministries of Health and the WHO country offices. 

The support provided is based on bottom-up generated needs identified at country level, flexibility in implementation, result-based approach and harmonious operations between the three levels of WHO. This complements the SDG-GAP, the intensified support to primary health care, and other initiatives that need to be taken into consideration to ensure an integrated, comprehensive and consistent backing to Ministries of Health. Support is also provided to WHO Regional Offices.

2019 and 2020 have been key for the UHC Partnership as a time of a major geographical extension of its activities (from 77 to 115 countries and areas) and an extended range of technical areas covered, including health system strengthening, non-communicable diseases, health security, emergencies and promotion of activities that overall lead to healthier populations.