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Advancing on the implementation of the UN SDGs 

How is the world progressing towards the UN SDGs? This past month, UN Member States as well as civil society organizations convened for the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to assess and follow up on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To coincide with the Forum, Access Accelerated kicked off a special blog series offering a deep examination of how the initiative and its partners are rethinking solutions to accelerate progress towards the UN SDGs.
 

Catch up on the series

SAVE THE DATE: 22 September 
“Unlocking the potential for collective impact”: UNGA side event 

There has been a universal call for greater collective action in pursuit of the UN SDGs. Yet, how do we know if our collective efforts are leading to collective impact? What metrics should be used? How do we demonstrate results? Can we clearly link cause and effect? 

In partnership with RTI, Access Accelerated and our implementing partners, City Cancer Challenge, NCD Alliance, PATH, World Bank and the World Heart Federation, this special UNGA side event will explore models of measuring collective impact and share experiences and insights from six years of collective action tackling NCDs. 

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Partners in Action: PATH’s new Journey of the Pill assessment published
 

PATH’s new Journey of the Pill assessment builds on previous NCD supply chain assessments conducted in Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal, to identify strengths and inefficiencies in the NCD supply chain in Vietnam. The assessment will guide targeted action by the Ministry of Health and other country stakeholders, with support from PATH and Access Accelerated, to strengthen commodity security for people living with NCDs. 

Read the assessment

Talking Mental Health in Latin America and the Caribbean 

As part of an initiative of the World Bank and Access Accelerated, a concrete attempt to promote the discussion of mental health issues in selected low-income and low- middle income countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa are taking place.

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Digital strategies to transform cancer care 

With our partners, Access Accelerated is helping to strengthen digital health ecosystems to find answers and promising NCD solutions. Find out how digital strategies are being leveraged in C/Can's global network of cities to reduce the global burden of cancer in their latest Inside Stories series.

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Driving civil society advocacy efforts on NCDs and UHC

Over 30 representatives from 10 programme alliances participated in the 3rd and final virtual training of the Advocacy Institute’s NCDs and UHC Accelerator Programme. Supported by Access Accelerated, the programme aims to drive effective in-country advocacy efforts.

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Celia's story: Saving hearts in Mozambique

In this new mini-documentary by AA partner, the World Heart Federation provides an intimate look into the experience of Celia, a young girl from Maputo, Mozambique, as she and her family face the challenges of the rare cardiovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease (RHD).

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Summer Listening: Accelerating Health Podcast

What do your smart devices connect you to? For many of us, summer is all about disconnecting. But in this throwback episode, we explore how technology holds the potential to connect communities to vital healthcare services.

 

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