VISION AND MISSION

VISION

The end of infectious diseases as a global health threat.


MISSION

UNITE is global network of parliamentarians committed to achieving political impact towards ending infectious diseases as a global health threat.

VALUES

INSPIRE, LEAD, CONNECT, EMPOWER! We reject all forms of violation of human rights, stigma, and discrimination.

UNITE

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
political intervention.

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.

Promoting

absolute political accountability

Raising

political awareness around the human cost of infectious diseases

Involving

members in active political advocacy to influence global health policy

Mobilising

global political will to end infectious diseases

Ensuring

strong political leadership to change laws and lead advocacy efforts globally

UNITE Priority Infectious Diseases
MALARIA
TUBERCULOSIS
HIV / AIDS
NEGLECTED TROPICAL
DISEASES
VIRAL HEPATITIS
WATERBORNE DISEASES

(DIARRHOEA & CHOLERA)

UNITE Priority Infectious Diseases Areas
VACCINATION
SDG's

UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

DRUG POLICY
VULNERABLE
POPULATIONS
OUTBREAK PREPAREDNESS
& RESPONSE
ANTIMICROBIAL
RESISTANCE