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Advancing Primary Health Care: African leadership and accountability on the road to UHC


As countries across Africa work towards achieving health for all, primary health care is emerging as an important and actionable priority. Still, many countries lack the information and high-level leadership to drive the reforms needed to improve primary health care and achieve health for all.

At the United Nations General Assembly in 2018, former President Jakaya Kikwete stood alongside WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, and WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti to launch One by One: Target 2030 – a new campaign to galvanize African Heads of State around the goal of primary health care for all. One month later at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan, 12 Trailblazer countries joined the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) to launch the Vital Signs Profiles, which shine a light on the state of primary health care in individual countries around the world.

Please join us for an event on the sidelines of AHAIC to discuss the need for more and better data to hold leaders accountable and improve primary health care; raise awareness of the Vital Signs Profiles and the One by One Campaign among a broad range of stakeholders; and showcase positive experiences and key takeaways that PHCPI Trailblazer countries.