Health Reports

Newly launched in 2020, our Health Reports discuss some of the Commonwealth’s most pressing health challenges, from accelerating universal health coverage to addressing communicable and non-communicable diseases, and look at effective strategies to help Commonwealth member states achieve the ambitions of the health-related UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Commonwealth Health Report 2020

The Commonwealth Health Report 2020 comes at a time when health is in the headlines across the world. Coronavirus, declared a global health emergency by the WHO, is putting huge pressure on countries’ health services, and reinforces the need to build stronger health systems for universal health coverage. It is also a stark reminder of the importance of international collaboration, political commitment and knowledge sharing – to deal not only with health emergencies, but to increase life expectancy, reduce maternal and child mortality, fight against leading communicable diseases and address the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases.

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