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We’re giving children the start in life they deserve

From vaccines, to access to better health, the UK is helping to ensure that every child has the best chances in life, so they can grow, develop, and prosper.

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From vaccines, to access to better health, the UK is helping to ensure that every child has the best chances in life, so they can grow, develop, and prosper.

Providing vaccines for half of the world’s children

Vaccine distribution isn’t just production, it’s the journeys we take to get live-saving medicine to children.

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Saving lives, one baby at a time

In White Plains, Liberia, a midwife named Alice goes to extraordinary lengths to help mothers give birth. Find out the barriers she has overcome.

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Protecting refugee children in Bangladesh

Fleeing Myanmar to the world’s biggest camp, Unicef are providing life-saving services to protect refugees.

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Preventing Stillborn Deaths from Syphilis

A 15-minute test for Syphilis could prevent newborn death.

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Making childbirth safer from Manchester to Uganda

Sharing skills and knowledge between Manchester Uni and Uganda is improving care for women and babies.

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As we kick off the Decade of Health, our first challenge is to conquer COVID.

The Decade of Health is about the UK’s work in science and innovation to solve the world’s greatest health challenges.

Without a doubt, the greatest challenge the world faces today is COVID-19.

But to conquer COVID-19 here, we need to conquer it everywhere. It’s clear that diseases don’t respect borders and a health crisis anywhere is a health crisis everywhere. The only way to get our lives, communities and country back to a sense of normality will be to work alongside the rest of the world on solutions to the current pandemic. Make your voice heard by writing to your MP or tweeting them to share your voice on how important it is that the UK works with the rest of the world to conquer COVID-19.

Let’s conquer COVID-19 together and make this our Decade of Health.

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IN IT TOGETHER

To make the Decade of Health our future, we all need to work together to make it happen. That’s why organisations from around the UK who all share our vision for a healthier, stronger future are working side-by-side, to develop and deliver health solutions that will save lives here and around the world.

Find out more about the things the UK is already doing to make this Decade of Health a reality.

01.
LET’S CONQUER
COVID
02.

PROTECT
THROUGH
NUTRITION

03.
WE’RE GIVING CHILDREN THE START IN LIFE THEY DESERVE
04.
REALISING THE POTENTIAL OF YOUNG PEOPLE
05.
LEADING THE WAY FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
06.
MAKING EVERYONE’S CHANCES EQUAL
01.
LET’S CONQUER
COVID
02.

PROTECT THROUGH
NUTRITION

03.
WE’RE GIVING CHILDREN THE START IN LIFE THEY DESERVE
04.
REALISING THE POTENTIAL OF YOUNG PEOPLE
05.
LEADING THE WAY FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
06.
MAKING EVERYONE’S CHANCES EQUAL
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