Corporate Council on Africa’s U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative Phase II
The U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative is a program by the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) that brings together major U.S. and African leaders, corporations, multilateral organizations, foundations, and other stakeholders to collaborate on developing policies, promoting strategic partnerships, providing critical Africa health-related information, and facilitating investment to strengthen Africa’s health system.
As a member-driven initiative, HSRI focuses on priorities identified by member companies. In phase I, members identified three main areas of focus, including disease management, universal health coverage and trade and investment.
In Phase II, HSRI continues to partner with members to feature more practical examples of how companies and governments can work together to solve specific problems and expand trade and investment, with the aim of improving public and private sector engagement and increasing opportunities for public-private partnerships.
HSRI Phase II Themes
In Phase II, CCA’s U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative will partner with members to feature more practical examples of how companies and governments can work together to solve specific problems and expand trade and investment, with the aim of improving public and private sector engagement and increasing opportunities for public-private partnerships.
The state of health security in Africa
Although over 70% of Africa’s population relies on health systems funded by government and donor agencies, healthcare in Africa remains heavily underfunded with a constant call for investments and development.
Need for strong collaborations
Enhancing Africa’s health systems requires strong collaboration, and renewed commitments to strategic partnerships. The World Health Organization associates strong health systems with sufficient health security.
Requirement for investment in healthcare
There is a need for targeted platforms that foster linkages, information exchange and collaboration to drive investment and trade crucial to the development of health systems.
STRATEGIC ROADMAP SUMMARY
CCA’s U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative includes 4 strategic focus areas that have been identified as critical pillars for strengthening African health security and building resilience:
Corporate Council on Africa
CCA is the leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa. CCA serves as a neutral, trusted intermediary connecting member firms with the essential government and business leaders and resources they need to do business and succeed in Africa. CCA has a broad membership that includes large multinational corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both U.S. and African. Our unparalleled network consists of more than 10,000 business, government, and non-governmental contacts in Africa, the United States, and around the world. Through country and sector-specific working groups, special high-level events, business conferences, customized member services, trade missions and various advocacy programs, CCA provides member companies with greater access, connections, and insights for doing business between the United States and Africa.
In the health sector, CCA’s members range from pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device companies, and NGOs dedicated to fostering sustainable partnerships with U.S. and African governments, multilateral institutions, and other key stakeholders on the continent. CCA’s Health Program has a successful history of facilitating public-private partnerships that focus on Africa’s most pressing health challenges including strengthening health systems to address communicable and non-communicable diseases.