In the latest edition of Access Today, Takanori Sato of Takeda and Co-chair of the Access Accelerated Steering Committee offers his thoughts on shared purposed and the need for decisive action with recent release of the WHO report on NCDs. We announce a new dialogue taking place December 13, to coincide with Universal Health Coverage Day as well as release the report and video highlights from September’s UNGA side event, “Unlocking the potential for collective impact.”

Also featured is the two-part series to mark last month’s World Mental Health Day, which explores how the partnership between Access Accelerated and the World Bank is supporting countries to respond to the swelling demand for mental healthcare services, particularly through the fallout of the global pandemic.

World Cities Day rounded out the month, and here we examine how cities are key to driving local action to achieve the global goals.  That and much more from our partners, including World Heart Vision 2030 from World Heart Federation.

Read on.