MISSION & THEORY OF CHANGE
Infectious diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide and represent a major global health threat with a vast human cost. A cost that is now more apparent than ever. They place a significant burden on lives, communities, and health systems, that affects millions of people, families and communities around the globe each year. In 2018 alone, 36.9 million people were living with HIV and 10 million people were living with Tuberculosis. This burden is tangibly deepening health and economic inequalities as well as fueling social injustice across our societies.
As science and society have advanced, we finally have the right tools and ideation at our disposal. Mechanisms by which we can protect lives from infectious diseases. The time has come for political leaders to mobilise to ensure that these tools are utilised effectively and equitably – so no person has to live with an infectious disease. The 2030 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out a clear vision; a vision that we want to see become a reality. UNITE is an integral part of that journey – through our mission of eliminating infectious diseases as a global health threat through active
We believe that we can effect tangible change through uniting the voices of parliamentarians across the world, beyond ideology, to unite in one voice that will ensure that no life is limited by infectious disease.
We call on our global network of parliamentarians to hold governments accountable and to commit to the use of political levers, such as resource allocation and the promotion of cross-party collaboration, to improve global health. UNITE’s work looks to influence key cross-cutting policy areas such as the implementation of the UN SDGs, universal health coverage, vulnerable populations, drug policy, vaccination coverage, antimicrobial resistance and public health preparedness.
HIV / AIDS
(DIARRHOEA & CHOLERA)
UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE