The African Union demonstrated great leadership in driving the continent’s health agenda in the aftershock of COVID-19 by elevating the Africa CDC to an autonomous public health agency, giving it an even stronger mandate to drive its vision of a New Public Health Order for the continent. These and other initiatives, if translated into action, are perhaps Africa’s best chance to advance its health sovereignty and security in an era of rising climate crises and pandemic threats. However, the domestic financial commitments to these bold plans and ideas are meager and uncertain.
Taking a networked advocacy approach, Pandemic Action Network and WACI Health will gather key stakeholders to galvanize a collective action agenda to (1) elevate solutions for high-level political leadership (2) drive new and additional resources and progress in realizing the vision of Africa’s New Public Health Order.
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