Primary Health Care (PHC) is the cornerstone for a resilient and integrated health system required for advancing Universal Health Coverage in Africa. While African countries have expressed commitment to PHC including financing through political resolutions, there is need for more action at country level and practical pathways for increased investment and better use of PHC resources. The proposed side-event will focus on how African governments can strengthen the financing of PHC as a foundation for stronger and more equitable health systems. The side event builds unto the regional workshops organized under the Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) platform. These workshops have enabled countries within the African region to review progress, discuss challenges and opportunities to improving financing of PHC in Africa.