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Together, we can HEAL

Here at THET, partnership has been at the core of our work for over 30 years. We recognise that the incredible strides and achievements made by the global health community would not be possible without collaboration, solidarity, and investment.

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Introducing HEAL

In a time where partnership in global health is needed more than ever before, THET is excited to announce the launch of our HEAL (Health Equity for ALL) campaign. By platforming the voices and experiences of health workers in the UK and in low- and middle-income countries, we hope to increase support for UK Aid investments in global health.

We invite you to join us in making change. To build stronger health systems. To prioritise health equity. To unite with your fellow health workers – wherever they are in the world.

It’s #TimetoHEAL. Together, we can make it happen.

HEAL: Together for UHC

10th December 2021 | 9.30am-12.30pm (GMT)

Join THET, Action for Global Health and Students for Global Health ahead of Universal Health Coverage Day as we come together to call for Health Equity for All (HEAL).

With contributions from global experts in health, we will explore the myriad ways we can respond to the long-ignored risks and inequities COVID-19 has exposed. From inadequate health systems, gaps in social protection and structural inequalities, we join the world in the UHC Day 2021 campaign to Leave No One’s Health Behind.

To register for free, please click here.

Why HEAL now?

  • Half of the world’s population cannot access essential health services.
  • Almost 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of health expenses.
  • The top 20 countries with the lowest life expectancy worldwide are in Africa.
  • 7.13 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered globally, and yet only 3.9% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on health inequities within and between countries. So too has it demonstrated that we are only as strong as we are united. It is against this backdrop that the British government has cut aid spending by £4bn. The damage caused by these cuts on the world’s most vulnerable cannot be understated. We must respond together.

It’s time to put the most vulnerable communities throughout the world at the front of the queue, not the back. It’s time to prioritise health equity. It’s time to HEAL.

Ready to Help HEAL?

Health Workers for Health Equity

94%

of NHS health workers think that investing UK Aid in LMICs is important.

96%

agreed that sharing clinical knowledge and skills globally can benefit us all.

94%

agreed that health is central to human development and the reduction of poverty.

“I feel betrayed with the recent UK government decision to reduce international aid. We all live in a global village. It is not right for us to enjoy all prosperity when people in the world are dying due to lack of basic needs such as vaccines, clean water, and medicines for preventable diseases.”

Satyan Rajbhandari - NHS Doctor

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Meet our HEAL Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This campaign is very generously funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

From poverty to health, to education, BMGF works to dramatically improve the quality of life for billions of people by building partnerships that bring together resources, expertise, and vision. They work with the best organizations around the globe to identify issues, find answers, and drive change.

Click here to hear more about our partnership from Andrew Mace, Senior UK Government Relations Officer, BMGF.

 

Action for Global Health 

We are delighted to be working with Action for Global Health (AfGH) to deliver the HEAL Campaign.

AFGH mobilises the UK’s biggest thinkers, advocates and researchers to ensure that the UK government and other key stakeholders renew their leadership and financial, programmatic and political commitments to global health.