U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative Launch Event
Health security is no longer a single country agenda. It is now clear that to be effective, sustainable and more progressive in strengthening global health security and building resilience – particularly in Africa – there needs to be more collaboration, connectivity and deliberate information exchange.
The high-level virtual event showcased CCA’s vision for the 2-year initiative and convened U.S. and African business executives, senior government officials and leaders from multilateral institutions to explore lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and inform a path forward for U.S.-Africa collaboration on strengthening health security on the continent.
Speakers looked both behind and ahead at lessons learned, best practices and policies that support enhanced healthcare financing and strengthening service delivery for improved disease response and management preparedness, implementation of Universal Health Coverage and increased trade and investment in Africa’s health sector.
Attendees included CCA members and non-members, African Diplomatic Corps, USG, African governments, Africa health sector stakeholders including multilateral institutions and multi-donor initiatives.