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Global health: Universal health coverage

CEPA’s work supports organisations and governments in moving towards UHC through contributing to the quality, effectiveness, equity, accountability and financial sustainability of health service delivery.

All Member States of the United Nations agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in New York in 2015, aspiring for a safer, fairer, and healthier world by 2030.[1][CS1] [LG2]  Goal 3.8 of the SDGs aims to “achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including (i) financial risk protection, (ii) access to quality essential health care services and (iii) access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all”.[2]

CEPA’s work supports organisations and governments in moving towards UHC through contributing to the quality, effectiveness, equity, accountability and sustainability of development aid in the health sector. Our services to clients include evaluation and impact assessments, strategy and governance, organisational support, health policy and technical advisory and operational research and evidence synthesis.

For example, CEPA has experience in supporting access to quality services through support community engagement, gender and broader social aspects of health. In 2018-19, CEPA was appointed to develop an evaluation framework and methodology to increase the capacity of the Stop TB Partnership to evaluate its community, human rights and gender (CRG) focused work. CEPA also conducted a review of UNFPA’s safe motherhood scheme - an intervention that aimed to address barriers in accessing maternal health services. Our wider experiences have also supported access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all, for example through our evaluation of Unitaid’s support for advocacy for affordable HCV treatment in low- and middle-income countries.

In addition, CEPA has engaged in a broad range of work on supporting multi-sectoral partnerships, which are necessary due to the growing complexities of global health. For example, we conducted an evaluation of the Global Fund’s Cooperation Agreements with WHO and the Stop TB Partnership on the provision of technical assistance to support the development of country concept notes and grant-making. The aim of thematic review was to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the Cooperation Agreements, and to capture lessons learned and develop recommendations to improve technical assistance provision in the future.

Our key contacts for our Global health practice are...

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Clare Strachan
Principal (acting) United Kingdom
Laura Grobicki
Senior Consultant United Kingdom

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