One by One News

African Union needs more country support to launch the African Medicines Agency

By Sara Jerving, DevEx

July 7, 2020

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?

By Toyin Saraki, Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

July 6, 2020

Primary health care must cover the breadth of the journey from hospital to hut in communities, and improve the social determinants of all those living and working therein.

Africa: In the fight against  COVID-19, an unsung  continent

By Solomon Zewdu, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

June 15, 2020

Africa’s low number of COVID-19 cases offers lessons for the rest of the world on disease preparedness and response.

Press Release: African Leaders Chart a Path to Achieving UHC in the Time of Covid-19

By The Access Challenge

June 5, 2020

Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity for building better health systems.

Press Release: Launch of One by One: Target COVID-19 Campaign to support Africa

By The Access Challenge

April 29, 2020

Get the Facts. Mobilize Resources. Support African Leaders. Join Us.

Press Release: AU and Africa CDC launch Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing: Trace, Test and Track

By The African Union and The Africa CDC

April 21, 2020

Testing, tracing, and tracking to stop the spread of COVID-19 across Africa. 

Open Letter: We continue to fight for #HealthForAll

By Kate Campana, CEO of The Access Challenge

April 13, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, the fight for Universal Health Coverage is more important than ever.

COVID-19 Teaches Us About the Need for a Unified Approach to Health

By David S. Evangelista, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

April 7, 2020

Could World Health Day 2020 mark a milestone in global health history? Perhaps, but not in the way that one might immediately imagine.

Dedicated to the Ones Teaching Us All what Universal, Fully Inclusive, Health Access Looks Like

By David S. Evangelista, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia

March 16, 2020

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

March 10, 2020

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

By The Access Challenge

December 12, 2019

This monthly newsletter covers the most recent updates and upcoming plans for One by One, and highlights important contributions to #UHC Development across Africa. 

The Health-Energy-Water-Agriculture Nexus: A Solution for
Improving African livelihoods?

By Dr. Patrick Musinguzi, Makarere University, Uganda 

December 12, 2019

In Africa, the increasing complexity to satisfy health and livelihood needs of human beings requires innovative approaches that are interlinked for the better leveraging of resources. The Health-Energy-Water-Agriculture Nexus (HEWAN) is one realistic concept that has increasingly proved appropriate for livelihood improvement and sustainable growth. 

Ugandan youth leader scoops global health award

By Lillian Namusoke Magezi, New Vision, Uganda

October 9, 2019

Mwesigye, 28, is the founder and team leader of the Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum, a youth-led organization that seeks to advance  quality health and well-being of adolescents and young people and promote gender equality at the community, national and global level.

Unleashing the Power of Communities to Build Resilient Health Systems

By Mary-Ann Etiebet, Lead and Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

October 9, 2019

When a new mother dies from a preventable cause, it is a sign that the health system failed. It is also a sign that society failed...

Devex: Kenya counts on celebrity influence to combat NCDs

By Sara Jerving, Devex's East Africa Correspondent

October 8, 2019

“The private sector has perfected the use of celebrities to change consumer behavior ... The global health community is just catching up.”

Connecting the Dots between Climate Change, Health,
and Education in Africa

By Alice Ruhweza, Africa Lead for the World Wide Fund

September 24, 2019

We know what happens when this siloed thinking remains: opportunities are missed and efforts are duplicated.

UHC Briefing and Communications Guide for African Member States

Prepared by the Access Challenge, the Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete Foundation, the African Union

September 20, 2019

 This brief attempts to support distinguished Head of States and Governments as they prepare for the upcoming United Nations High Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage on September 23, 2019. 

Uganda Youth Summit 2019 Produced the first Youth Report on UHC

Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum

July 20, 2019

Uganda Youth Health and partners hosted a flagship summit to give young people the opportunity to share their experiences and views on UHC.

Young women and adolescent girls on the "sidewalk" of Rwanda's
"road" to Universal Health Coverage

By Chantal Umuhoza, New Times, Rwanda

June 28, 2019

Chantal Umuhoza's shares her thoughts on universal health coverage in Rwanda ahead of the UN High level meeting in September.

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