WHO Africa Health Forum Establishes Roadmap For Achieving Health Security, UHC
WHO Regional Office for Africa: WHO Africa Health Forum closes with a road map to achieving universal health coverage and health security
“The second World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa Health Forum culminated [Thursday] with a road map that governments in the region as well as partners should urgently implement to manage and mitigate Africa’s health needs. … To take universal health coverage to the next level, the recommendations call for faster action in building stronger, more resilient national health systems, the prioritizing of primary health care, ensuring that vulnerable groups are reached, the strengthening of public-private partnerships, and greater, more efficient, investment. Greater preparedness and prevention of disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies as well as preparedness for detecting and responding when they do occur and preparedness for the impact of natural disasters formed the core of recommendations for health security…” (3/28).