Africa: Pioneering Solutions for Community Health - Africa's Trailblazers

A strategic roundtable "Economics and financing of health and well-being for all: a bold new vision for achieving universal health coverage" during the 77th World Health Assembly on 29 May 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Many countries in Africa have long grappled with challenges in providing accessible and quality healthcare to their populations due to insufficient infrastructure, shortages of medical professionals, limited funding and the high burden of diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS. This has especially impacted hard-to-reach and marginalised communities. But the continent is witnessing a wave of innovative solutions that leverage technology to help bridge this gap and revolutionise the way healthcare is delivered.

From digital tools empowering community health workers to integrated approaches combining multiple health services, African nations are at the forefront of pioneering initiatives that are transforming community health systems.

These innovations not only enhance the reach and quality of care that can be provided, but also generate real-world evidence to inform national health policies and programming, paving the way for more sustainable and resilient health systems.

World Africa Day

Marking World Africa Day (25 May), we explore the remarkable progress being made across the continent, highlighting some of the innovations that are ensuring no community is left behind in the pursuit of universal health coverage and improved health outcomes.

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