The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi and the Chair of the Health Care and Social Issues Committee, Akaki Zoidze met with the UN IAP members.
As noted, despite Georgia is not included into the global strategy for 2016-2030 and into the list of identified priority countries, cooperation with IAP may serve the basis for recognition of progress of Georgia in healthcare sphere and in terms of attraction of additional resources for health of mothers, children and youth.
MPs introduced the achievements in healthcare system, innovative financing experience of Georgia and approach to the global cooperation. “It was the unique opportunity to introduce to UN IAP the progress of Georgia as in universal healthcare, so in global programs terms and in terms of health of mothers and children. We spoke about the experience accumulated during the last 25 years. Experience of Georgia in terms of universal healthcare is important for the IAP”, - M. Jashi stated.
MPs spoke about TISIFF recommendations to facilitate to health of women and children. “We spoke about the projects facilitating to health of women, children and adults. We considered new opportunities to attract the partnership aid funds for heath of mothers and children. Such global funds have funded AIDS, Malaria and TB treatment programs. Immunization global fund assisted in import of new vaccines. We also considered the new opportunities for Georgia on additional funds for health of mothers and children”, - A. Zoidze stated.
Another direction of cooperation with IAP is innovative financing and the status of Georgia as the presiding country of the Global Innovative Funding Secretariat granted in 2017-2018.
“In 2018, Georgia is the presiding country of Global Secretariat. MPs introduced the recommendations of Tbilisi Forum serving the new global approach to improvement of finance resource mobilization for millennium development goals. The parties agreed on cooperation and sharing recommendations for youth health issues. “It was the first step of our cooperation with IAP. At the next meetings, we will gradually launch initiatives for health of mothers, children and youth”, - M. Jashi stated.
The IAP introduced the progress of works by the Panel. “At the meeting, we were cognizant with the progress of Georgia. Experience of your country will be enrolled in the global reports. The Secretary General will have the opportunity to in person study the progress Georgia achieved in terms of health of mothers, children and youth”, - the member of the IAP, Giorgi Pkhakadze stated.
The UN IAP was established in 2016. It aims at impartial assessment of implementation of UN strategy for 2016-2030 on facilitation to health of women and children.
The Panel issues the recommendations for the low and average income priority countries through technical and financial mobilization.