In order to combat the spread of misinformation and to mitigate the deadly spread of COVID-19, the One by One: Target COVID-19 Campaign, alongside the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa, the African Union, and The Rockefeller Foundation today launched ‘AfricaCOVIDChampions.’
Ghana has become the first country to receive COVID-19 Vaccine through #COVAX. This is a major step towards #VaccinEquity and proof that the combined efforts of global and national leaders will help defeat the virus.
The global community is working endlessly to achieve #UHC2030. But it is time to change the narrative and focus first on providing services to the lowest-income communities because #UHC is a right for all.
We must consider the necessity of Universal Health Coverage if we want to ensure that populations affected by Complex Humanitarian Emergencies have access to healthcare including immunization programs.
Africa defied many dire predictions during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic’s first wave. The continent’s success can be credited to a rapid, coordinated response among African leaders, experience with infectious diseases, an aggressive campaign to combat misinformation, and community engagement in the response.
A survey conducted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has shown that a predominant majority (79% average) of respondents in Africa would take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were deemed safe and effective.
When developing healthcare systems equipped for the future, it is essential that we consider the persistent and emerging health trends that are present in the global population. Autoimmune disease incidence rates, while still uncommon, have been on the rise for the past several decades...
Living Goods and The Access Challenge have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding to innovatively support community health workers (CHWs) in the fight against COVID-19 through the One by One: Target COVID-19 Campaign.
The One by One: Target Covid-19 Campaign announces a new partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation to support Africa CDC’s Covid-19 Response Strategy using strategic communication and behaviour change campaigns across the continent.
While health systems around the world fight the pandemic, we must also remain focused on mothers, and cannot allow the pandemic to undo recent gains made in maternal health - digital tools are revealing themselves as our best weapon in this fight.
In the one year since the Political Declaration, the global health landscape drastically changed with COVID-19. Despite these obstacles, many countries have been able to move forward with their commitments and have made substantial progress in strengthening community health for UHC.
GFLA joins the One by One Target 2030 Campaign in support of its One by One: Target COVID-19 campaign to ensure that steps to combat COVID-19 include equitable access to services for the most vulnerable, and that these actions contribute towards a vision for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa.
The African Union is setting up a continent wide regulatory agency tasked with ensuring access to good quality medicine and health technologies. It's just waiting on a legal commitment from 13 countries.
In times when neighbors are competing with each other for medical supplies, the private sector is creating partners out of competitors. Across the continent, coalitions are coming together to support public health responses and fight the virus: a private sector response that is even more important in resource-constrained African countries.