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As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, access to essential health services must be a priority. On International Day of Action for Women’s Health, we call on governments to urgently address the increasing inequities women face when seeking healthcare
Read news - Blog: Why access to life-saving cervical cancer tools is critical in providing the conditions for girls and women to thrive
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, addressed the World Health Assembly, making a strong case for vaccine equity and unity in delivering resilience in health systems following the COVID-19 pandemic and aiding a faster economic recovery.
Read news - Commonwealth Secretary-General addresses World Health Assembly, calls for vaccine equity and unity towards sustainable pandemic management and recovery
Health Ministers from the Commonwealth have issued a joint statement on post-COVID recovery efforts following the conclusion of their annual meeting. They agreed to collaborate on several key issues including vaccine equity, building resilient health systems, and bolstering health security through harnessing digital technology.
Read news - Commonwealth health ministers reach consensus on key actions to address COVID-19 recovery plans
As we look towards CHOGM in June where Commonwealth Heads of Government will renew commitments set in 2018 to halve malaria by 2023 and accelerate access to quality eye care for all by 2020, seven countries convened earlier this month to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on malaria and trachoma programmes.
Read news - Blog: The road to CHOGM – Commonwealth countries discuss efforts to accelerate malaria and trachoma elimination