WHO Africa Health Forum

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The World Health Organization in the African Region, as the technical agency and custodian of public health in the Region, seeks to further galvanize political commitment, foster collaboration and align strategic priorities in advancing the health agenda in the Region, especially around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is strategic partner-ships, effective engagement and coordinated joint action that will ultimately result in effectively addressing the urgent and ever changing health needs of people living on the African continent.

WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening the first ever Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 – 28 June 2017 to highlight the importance of addressing the challenges and opportunities for effective health service delivery and policy priorities. Under the theme of “Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa”, the two-day event will deliberate on improving health security, progress towards equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the unfinished agenda of communicable diseases while exploring the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, and tackling social and economic determinants of health on our continent.

The Africa Health Forum is a unique opportunity to strengthen collaboration between WHO and its stakeholders on Africa’s health agenda. Specifically, it will facilitate engagement with all partners to kick start exciting new partnerships for improving the health of our people.

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