WHO Results Report - Programme Budget 2018-2019

Driving impact
in every country

A visual summary

director-general's foreword

18 May 2020

As I write this, the COVID-19 pandemic has the world in its grip, and shows little sign of relenting. In less than five months, more than 4 million people have been infected and nearly 300 000 people have lost their lives and counting. This new virus has taken a terrible toll on lives and livelihoods around the world, exploiting the gaps in health systems and magnifying inequalities. Its political, economic and social effects will be felt for years to come.

Already, immunization campaigns against polio, measles, cholera, and other vaccine-preventable diseases have been suspended, and hard-won gains against HIV, malaria and TB are at risk. The total number of deaths resulting from the public health disruptions caused by COVID-19 could be many times greater than the death toll caused directly by the disease.

The pandemic is a graphic illustration of the vital interconnections of the work of WHO across each of the “triple billion” targets: emergency preparedness and response, universal health coverage, and healthier populations. As COVID-19 reminds us, the Organization's areas of work are interdependent, and none can exist without the others.

progress towards the triple billion targets

ACHIEVING 1 BILLION MORE PEOPLE BENEFITING FROM UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE

In 2018–2019, WHO prequalified 213 products, including pioneering game-changers in a biosimilar life-saving drug for breast cancer, an Ebola vaccine and a biosimilar insulin for diabetics.

ACHIEVING 1 BILLION MORE PEOPLE BETTER PROTECTED FROM HEALTH EMERGENCIES

WHO battled outbreaks and responded to health needs in humanitarian crises: WHO picked up thousands of public health threat “signals” every month, of which more than 980 (in 140 countries) were assessed to be emergency events and responded to, where necessary.

ACHIEVING 1 BILLION MORE PEOPLE LIVING WITH BETTER HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Cleaner, safer and more supportive societies promote healthier populations. WHO’s leadership has helped secure political commitments from countries to meet WHO air quality guidelines, address climate change and improve health.

enabling who to better serve countries

WHO has elevated its health diplomacy to the highest levels of government at national and global levels and in international and regional political bodies, such as the G20, G7 and the Africa Union, resulting in concrete commitments in promoting the health agenda within and beyond the health sector.

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results report 2018-2019

Our results speak for themselves

0 cases

of Ebola 18 months after 2018 outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

42% reduction

in newborn deaths globally

0 cases

of wild poliovirus across Africa

34,000,000

doses of emergency vaccines worldwide

world's first

Malaria & Ebola Vaccine

1,000

public health threats found in over 140 COUNTRIES

5 BILLION PEOPLE

are covered by at least one measure under MPOWER

budget implementation summary

Accountability is at the heart of all that we do. We are accountable for delivering value for money with the resources that we receive.

US$ 3.4 billion

Base budget

US$ 1.02 billion

Polio eradication; Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases; and Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.

Operationalization of programme budget 2018-2019 by segment (in US$ million)

Base Polio Special Programmes Outbreak and
crisis response
and scalable
operations

where does who funding come from?

Our contributors' support is vital to our ability to deliver results.

the top 20 contributors account for 77% of total revenue for 2018-2019

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE CORE VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS ACCOUNT 2018-2019 (IN US$ MILLION)

highlights from the results report

We report on the achievements and challenges in each category of work in the Programme Budget 2018-2019.

health emergencies programme

health systems

polio eradication and polio transition

communicable diseases

noncommunicable diseases

promoting health through the lifecourse

leadership and enabling functions

We report on the specific indicators agreed in the Programme Budget 2018-2019.

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country impact

These are selected stories that exemplify impact in some countries, territories and areas.

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The designations employed and the presentation of these materials do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of WHO concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Dotted and dashed lines on maps represent approximate border lines for which there may not yet be full agreement.
All references to Kosovo should be understood to be in the context of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).
A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

TOWARDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH FOR THE POPULATION OF THE GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN CHACO
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/ARG
PREQUALIFICATION OF PRIORITY DRUGS IN BANGLADESH
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/BGD
WHO'S "TREAT ALL" POLICY AND TESTING GUIDELINES IMPLEMENTED TO ADDRESS AN HIV EPIDEMIC
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/BLR
TOWARDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH FOR THE POPULATION OF THE GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN CHACO
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/BOL
BRAZILIAN STATE REVERSES MATERNAL MORTALITY
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/BRA
EMPOWERING A STRONGER LEADERSHIP TO ENABLE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/BGR
CAPE VERDE MAKES A LEAP FORWARD IN THE CONTROL OF TOBACCO
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/CPV
MAKING HEPATITIS B AND C MEDICINES AFFORDABLE IN CHINA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/CHN
TOWARDS RECOVERY-ORIENTED, PERSON-CENTERED MODELS OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/HRV
THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA DECLARED MEASLES-FREE
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/PRK
MOUNTING AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO THE EBOLA OUTBREAK
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/COD
EGYPT’S NEW HEALTH INSURANCE LAW TO COVER ALL
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/EGY
CONTROL AND ELIMINATION OF THE INDIGENOUS TRANSMISSION OF MALARIA AND CHAGAS
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/SLV
IMPACT ON TUBERCULOSIS IN CHILDREN AS A RESULT OF INTEGRATING SERVICE DELIVERY
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/ETH
INNOVATIVE TAX SCHEMES FOR FUNDING HEALTH CARE IN GABON
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/GAB
WHO SUPPORTS FIRST AFRICAN CITY TO JOIN BREATHELIFE
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/GHA
HEALTH SERVICES FOR MIGRANTS
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/GRC
HAITI FREE FROM CHOLERA FOR ONE YEAR
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/HTI
MULTISECTORAL RESPONSE TO NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES IN INDIA: CRITICAL ROLE OF WHO
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/IND
FIGHTING VACCINE-DERIVED POLIOVIRUS IN INDONESIA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/IDN
STRENGTHENING INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS (IHR) CORE CAPACITIES
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/KGZ
BET TER INFORMED DECISION-MAKING IN LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/LAO
LEBANON IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/LBN
HELPING TO MAKE THE ELIMINATION OF CERVICAL CANCER A REALITY THROUGH HPV VACCINATION
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/MDV
USING PEOPLE-CENTRED APPROACHES IN MALI
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/MLI
PROMOTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE THROUGH SCHOOLS INITIATIVE
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/MUS
NEWBORN DEATHS DECLINE IN MONGOLIA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/MNG
CLOSING RURAL-URBAN GAP IN ACCESS TO SAFELY MANAGED WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/MNE
TUBERCULOSIS INCIDENCE DECLINING IN MYANMAR
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/MMR
QUALITY OF CARE IN THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA AND NAMIBIA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/NAM
RESEARCH AIMING TO IMPROVE HEALTH PROGRAMMES EXPANDED IN NEPAL
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/NPL
RESPONDING RAPIDLY TO CASES OF IMPORTED LASSA FEVER
THE NIGER BUILDS ITS HEALTH WORKFORCE TO REACH THE UNDERSERVED
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/NER
MEASLES, RUBELLA AND POLIO CAMPAIGN IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/PNG
TOWARDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH FOR THE POPULATION OF THE GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN CHACO
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/PRY
IMPLEMENTATION OF HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENTS (HIA)
CONTROLLING A MEASLES OUTBREAK
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/MKD
HEALTH WORKER-PATIENT ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/ROU
ON TRACK TOWARDS A NATIONWIDE LONG-TERM CARE SYSTEM FOR OLDER PEOPLE
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/RUS
SAVING LIVES DURING AN UNPRECEDENTED MEASLES OUTBREAK IN SAMOA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/WSM
PREVENTING FURTHER MEASLES OUTBREAK
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/SRB
ENDING CHOLERA IN SOMALIA: USING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO SAVE LIVES
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/SOM
INVESTMENTS HELPED PREPARE KOREAN HEALTH SYSTEM
HIV IN SOUTH-AFRICA: WHO FIGHTS AGAINST TRANSMISSION AND ENSURING THAT NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/ZAF
SRI LANKA SUCCESSFULLY ELIMINATES MOTHER-TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV AND SYPHILIS
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/LKA
THE SUDAN RAMPS UP EFFORTS AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/SDN
MORE THAN HALFWAY TO ZERO ROAD ACCIDENTS IN SWEDEN
DOCUMENTING ATTACKS ON HEALTH CARE
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/SYR
THAILAND ACHIEVES HEPATITIS B CONTROL WITH AN INTENSIVE NATIONWIDE VACCINATION PROGRAMME
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/THA
WHO SUPPORTS TIMOR-LESTE’S NEW STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE HEALTH FINANCING SYSTEM
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/TLS
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT SUPPORT MORE THAN 1000 PEOPLE FOR NCD RISK FACTORS
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/TGO
MEETING THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NEEDS OF REFUGEES
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/TUR
OPERATIONAL READINESS HELPS STOP SPREAD OF EBOLA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/UGA
HELPING ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE THROUGH SWEEPING HEALTH FINANCING REFORMS
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/UKR
QUALITY OF CARE IN THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA AND NAMIBIA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/TZA
STAKEHOLDERS JOIN FORCES TO CONTROL A MEASLES OUTBREAK IN VENEZUELA
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/VEN
ALCOHOL LEGISLATION: SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY TO ADDRESS A GROWING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEM
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/VNM
PROVIDING BASIC HEALTH SERVICES IN YEMEN
http://open.who.int/2018-19/country/YEM

country stories

We report on the specific achievements and challenges in the countries, territories and areas we serve.

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