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The independent Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) Commission unveiled its State of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa Report, a comprehensive document that maps the progress made and details the challenges and opportunities faced by African countries on their journeys towards achieving universal health coverage.

As defined by the WHO, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means ‘ensuring that all people have access to needed health services (including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation) of sufficient quality to be effective while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user the financial hardship. Universal health coverage is therefore a major goal for health reform in many countries and a priority objective of WHO.

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According to the report, Africa’s health systems are not aimed at meeting these healthcare needs. Only 48% of Africa’s total population receive the healthcare services they need while for the poor, the disabled, and other vulnerable groups – including women and girls unfortunately coverage of essential health care services is decidedly low. Professor Francis Omaswa,  Commissioner of the independent Africa Health Agenda International Conference’s (AHAIC) Commission on the State of UHC in Africa and also part of the team who reviewed the continent’s progress towards UHC noted that Africa is off course in terms of achieving the UHC 2030 agenda and is not going to achieve most of those targets unless something dramatic happens. He emphasized that a new mindset and leadership direction is needed

There is therefore a need for Africa to turn its transformation energy inwards, investing in and strengthening primary healthcare systems to build the foundation for universal health coverage.

The independent Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) Commission unveiled its State of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa Report, a comprehensive document that maps the progress made and details the challenges and opportunities faced by African countries on their journeys towards achieving universal health coverage. As defined by the WHO, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means 'ensuring that all people have access to needed health services (including prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliation) of sufficient quality to be effective while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user the financial hardship. Universal health coverage is therefore

The World Health Organization’s global vaccine sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots to Ghana, as the race to get doses to the world’s poorest people and tame the pandemic accelerates. A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India landed in Ghana’s capital Accra, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said in a joint statement. The delivery comes almost a year after the WHO first described the novel coronavirus as a global pandemic and eight months after the launch of the COVAX initiative, aimed at

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned six African countries to be wary of a possible resurgence of the Ebola virus after fresh cases were recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea. Guinea declared an outbreak of the virus on Sunday in the first return of the disease since the 2013-2016 outbreaks, while Congo has confirmed four new cases this month. According to Margaret Harris of WHO during a Geneva briefing said that: "We have already alerted the six countries around, including of course Sierra Leone and Liberia, and they are moving very fast to prepare and be ready and

New Release: The African Economic Congress 2020 Report.