Regional Forum on Strengthening Health Systems for the SDGs and UHC, 8-13 December 2016, Windhoek, Namibia
Investing in Health for Africa
The Case for Strengthening Systems for Better Health Outcomes
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Investing in African health systems is an opportunity to drive economic development and growth forward, move countries closer to achieving objectives of national poverty reduction strategies (the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs), and ensure social and political stability by saving millions of lives and preventing life-long disabilities. Existing evidence provides us with clear guidance on what to invest in, how much to invest, and what can be achieved with this level of investment.
This document brings this information together to present the case for Investing in Health for Africa: the case for strengthening systems for better health outcomes. It has been prepared by the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) group, working in close collaboration with The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health;National Ministries of Health on the continent, and focuses on countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).4 It is also based on a recognition that this investment case needs to support the ongoing work within the health sectors already underway in individual countries.