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 Succeeded Against COVID-19’s First Wave, but the Second Wave Brings New Challenges
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.
Majority of Africans would take a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine
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 Joins One by One: Target COVID-19 Campaign in Support of Community Health Workers across Africa
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.
Africa CDC, African Union, and the Rockefeller Foundation Join Forces With the One by One Campaign On Influencer Behavior Change Campaigns Across Africa
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.
How Gavi, UNICEF and WHO supported Timor-Leste’s successful COVID-19 response strategy
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.
Urbanization Is an Opportunity to Advance UHC in African Cities
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.
Primary Health and Universal Basic Education Cuts During Covid-19: what are the global impacts and consequences on Nigeria?
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.
Open Letter: We continue to fight for #HealthForAll
David S. Evangelista, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
For as long as health records have been recorded in the modern era, individuals with intellectual disabilities have faced the lowest rates of health literacy, access and care. Special Olympics and The Access Challenge are working together to change this.
Pathfinder-Nature Conservancy Partnership: Promoting Health Through Healthy Environments
By Cheryl Margoluis, Cara Honzak, Laurel Lundstrom at Pathfinder International, and Thea Klement at The Access Challenge
Challenges facing human health and the environment are complex and closely intertwined. It takes innovative, multi-sectoral partnerships that focus on health promotion through healthy environments to turn the tide...
UHC Day Newsletter: Advocacy and Campaign 2019 Updates