Healthier Together is a striking online branded series, developed in consultation with the WHO Foundation and produced for them (or for partners) by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. The series explores health challenges and opportunities across the world, spanning cities and villages, hospitals and homes, as people collaborate to achieve the common goal of health for all.                                                  

Addressing health inequity and closing gaps in healthcare provision calls for worldwide collaboration. It also raises a difficult question: who is responsible for our health? The Healthier Together series addresses this question, by showcasing organizations – ranging from businesses to foundations – that contribute to the health of those around them, and the roles played by people – from CEOs to community health workers – in improving global health.        

Healthier Together has been developed in consultation with WHO Foundation, an independent philanthropic foundation set-up by the World Health Organization to support its mission in providing everyone, everywhere, a healthier future. Through presenting and sharing these incredible stories, Healthier Together aims to uplift the incredible work being done to improve our collective health and inspire others with what is possible when people come together. 

Anil Soni, Chief Executive Officer at the WHO Foundation, said:

“Climate change, natural disasters, conflicts and spiraling healthcare costs disproportionately impact the health of millions worldwide. The path to a healthier world is tackling health inequities with innovation, new technologies, and tailored community-centred solutions. This isn’t just a moral imperative; it’s essential for thriving societies, everywhere. When we work together across sectors and borders, harnessing the power of private and public partnerships, we can inspire significant progress for global health.”

“We are delighted to launch the Healthier Together series, which spotlights health solutions from private, public, and non-profit champions, as a collaborative force committed to empowering the health of communities worldwide.”

As a component of the Healthier Together series, we have filmed with BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions to shed light on our polio eradication efforts in Pakistan. 

About the WHO Foundation: Founded in 2021, the WHO Foundation is an independent Swiss foundation affiliated with, but independent of, WHO to marshal new resources from philanthropists, foundations, businesses, and individuals to support its mission: promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Learn more: 

About the BBC Storyworks: BBC StoryWorks is the content studio of BBC Global News. Building on our century-long pedigree as the world’s most trusted storytellers, we work with brands to create beautifully crafted stories that move and inspire curious minds, across platforms and across the globe. Learn more: