Side Meetings


Health Financing and lessons learnt for Climate Change Financing (Global Action Plan Partners)


  • 08:50 - 17:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 11

  • Contact Person : Breshna Orya,

  • The Global Fund
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organisation
  • Global Financing Facility
  • Gavi
  • GAP Secretariat
  • Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
  • Other potential bilateral partners
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Islamic Development Bank

The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All (SDG3 GAP), established in 2019, brings together 13 multilateral health, development and humanitarian agencies.

Its goal is to help countries accelerate progress on the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets, through a set of commitments to strengthen collaboration across the agencies to take joint action and provide more coordinated and aligned support to country owned and led national plans and strategies.

The SDG3 GAP is a platform for improving collaboration among the biggest players in global health, with specific but complementary mandates. Under the SDG3 GAP, agencies commit to aligning their ways of working to provide more streamlined support to countries and reduce inefficiencies. Although referred to as a “global” plan, the added value of the SDG3 GAP lies in coordinated support, action and progress in countries[1].

Under the Global Action Plan, there are several working groups, called the “Accelerators”. The progress on these accelerators is reported every year through the Global Action Plan Progress Report[2]. WHO, World Bank, Gavi, and the Global Fund are co-leads for the Sustainable Financing for Health Accelerator (SFHA)[3]. The participating agencies are committed to:

  • Enhance support for countries to mobilize adequate and sustainable revenues for achieving the health-related SDGs. 
  • Ensure no-one is left behind, through support for countries to implement pro-poor and pro-health fiscal policies.
  • Work better to align development assistance for health (DAH) with national priorities, use it to leverage more funds for health, and support maximizing the impact of existing domestic resources.
  • Learn from and share past and existing efforts to support a country-driven health financing agenda that is consistent with the evidence on what works and does not work when seeking progress towards UHC

This event will bring all the country, regional and global level health financing focal points working for Asia to take stock of:

  • Current macro fiscal and climate situation (example Pakistan in next session)
  • Progress made so far with concrete examples
  • Challenges and roadblocks faced and what needs to change
  • Upcoming opportunities (grants, loans, projects, TA etc.)
  • Ways of working of each partner and what are challenges and opportunities for alignment especially for PHC financing in the region.
  • Lessons learnt so far and how this can be applied to Climate Financing.




  • align agencies’ thinking and understanding of the health financing situation and challenges post pandemic and other shocks in the region, and options for ways forward;
  • identify the new challenges for health financing in context of climate change;
  • identify some concrete options for better collaboration in health financing and climate change agenda, with specific focus on utilizing the Primary Health Care (PHC) financing in the region.