The Scott Family Foundation Intl’s priority in the area of health systems is moving towards universal health coverage. The Scott Family Foundation Intl. seeks to support organizations that work together with policy-makers, global health partners, civil society, academia and the private sector to support countries to develop, implement and monitor solid national health plans. In addition, The Scott Family Foundation Intl. also seeks to support organizations that work with countries to assure the availability of equitable integrated people-centred health services at an affordable price; facilitate access to affordable, safe and effective health technologies; and to strengthen health information systems and evidence-based policy-making.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, and mental health conditions – together with violence and injuries – are collectively responsible for more than 70% of all deaths worldwide. Eight out of 10 of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. The consequences of these diseases reach beyond the health sector and solutions require more than a system that prevents and treats disease.
The Scott Family Foundation Intl. seeks to support organizations that are working with countries to increase and sustain access to prevention, treatment and care for HIV, tuberculosis,malaria and neglected tropical diseases and to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases. MDG 6 (combat HIV/AIDS,malaria and other diseases) has driven remarkable progress but much work remains.
Promoting health through the life-course
Promoting good health through the life-course cuts across all work that The Scott Family Foundation Intl. seeks to support, and takes into account the need to address environment risks and social determinants of health, as well as gender, equity and human rights. The work in this biennium has a crucial focus on supporting the agenda of the Millennium Development Goals outlined by WHO and reducing disparities between and within countries.
Preparedness, surveillance and response
During emergencies, The Scott Family Foundation Intl. seeks to support organizations who’s operational role includes leading and coordinating the health response in support of countries, undertaking risk assessments, identifying priorities and setting strategies, providing critical technical guidance, supplies and financial resources as well as monitoring the health situation. In addition to organizations that also help countries to strengthen their national core capacities for emergency risk management to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies due to any hazard that pose a threat to human health security.