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As Rwanda looks to sustain and build on its hard-earned gains in health, it faces a few vital constraints. Donor funding is declining and the Health Sector Strategic Plan III is underfunded with a likely gap of $372- $697 million. Private sector investment, which could potentially help fill this gap, is only 1.7 percent.

The African Strategies for Health project and MSH participated in the Financial Protection and Access to Care Workshop, held in Accra, Ghana February 15-19, 2016.

Regional bodies have become active contributors to the development of Africa's health sector in the last 10 to 15 years.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend toward regionalization on the African continent, as integrated and cooperative efforts have created positive impact in political, economic, and social sectors. In Africa’s health sector, regional actors have become active contributors to development and health agendas.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend toward regionalization on the African continent. In Africa's health sector, regional actors have become active contributors to development and health agendas.

The African continent has seen pronounced movement toward regionalism in recent years to catalyze development and strengthen African integration and unity. Regional bodies are actively contributing to the development of many sectors, including health, which is increasingly recognized as essential to human and economic development in Africa.

Africa has seen a growing trend toward regionalism over the past 10 to 15 years, particularly in its health sector, as emerging health issues demand cross-border coordination and partnerships. Critical to an effective response to health issues is a strong health workforce.

Africa's health sector has seen a growing movement toward regionalism, as stakeholders increasingly work collaboratively and across national borders to advance health and development agendas. In the fight against malaria, strong partnerships across the continent have contributed to dramatic progress over the past 15 years. 

Maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) is a focal area for many regional bodies across Africa, as the continent currently accounts for more than 60 percent of all maternal deaths and almost half of all newborn and under-five deaths globally each year. Intergovernmental partnerships and crossborder collaboration add value to the fight to save the lives of moth

The African continent has seen pronounced movement toward regionalism in recent years. Regional bodies are actively contributing to the development of many sectors, including health.

To better understand whether childhood TB guidelines can inform the roles and responsibilities of maternal and child health providers and to identify opportunities for strengthening them, USAID's Africa and Global Health Bureaus and the African Strategies for Health (ASH) project assessed existing childhood TB guidelines in 13 countries in Africa.

An estimated 1 million children worldwide are infected with tuberculosis (TB) each year, representing about 11 percent of all TB cases.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a growing cause of death and disability in Africa, reducing individual and collective productivity and increasing health care costs. The African region is expected to experience the greatest increase in NCD deaths over the coming decade.

The USAID-funded African Strategies for Health (ASH) project undertook this childhood TB landscape analysis, to expand and centralize available information on childhood TB in Africa.

With more than 13.3 million mobile users in Angola, there are opportunities to use mHealth solutions to improve quality of care, access to health services, and health outcomes. USAID/Angola commissioned the African Strategies for Health Project to conduct a landscape analysis of mHealth in Angola, and develop a business case to determine opportunities and barriers for USAID investment.

Abstract Background: To ascertain equity in financing for essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS) in Uganda, this paper explores the relationships among government funding allocations for EMHS, patient load, and medicines availability across facilities at different levels of care.

Abstract The scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Malawi was based on a public health approach adapted to its resource-poor setting, with principles and practices borrowed from the successful tuberculosis control framework. From 2004 to 2015, the number of new patients started on ART increased from about 3,000 to over 820,000.

Abstract Purpose: Active surveillance pharmacovigilance systems better estimate the burden of adverse events (AEs) and can generate useful information on risk factors of AEs for more effective medicine use, especially in conjunction with introduction of new medicines and/or changes in treatment guidelines.

Abstract Introduction: Active surveillance pharmacovigilance is a systematic approach to medicine safety assessment and health systems strengthening, but has not been widely implemented in low- and middle-income countries.

Abstract Background: One of the main goals of the post-2015 global tuberculosis (TB) strategy is that no families affected by TB face catastrophic costs. We revised an existing TB patient cost measurement tool to specifically also measure multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB patients’ costs and applied it in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan.

Despite the growing international trend towards increased regional multilateralism, integration, and cooperation in health and other sectors, there is a limited body of literature examining the relationships, power dynamics, limitations, and strategic advantages of regional bodies.

The African continent has perhaps seen the most pronounced movement towards regionalism. In Africa’s health sector, regional bodies—such as regional economic communities and inter-governmental institutions, as well as regional professional associations and regional networks—have become active contributors to the development and health agendas over the last 10 to 15 years.

African regional organizations play critical roles in advancing health and development agendas. To enhance understanding of the contributions and role of regional bodies engaged in health in Africa, the African Strategies for Health (ASH) project reviewed the evidence on regionalization and the relationships, strategic advantages, and limitations of regional actors. 

The Prevention and Organizational Systems - AIDS Care and Treatment (Pro-ACT) project strengthens the capacity of Nigeria's public private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, control, care and treatment integrated within the health system. This fact sheet shows the project's results in Kebbi State from October 2013 to July 2016.

The Prevention and Organizational Systems - AIDS Care and Treatment (Pro-ACT) project strengthens the capacity of Nigeria's public private, and community sectors for sustainable HIV/AIDS and TB prevention, control, care and treatment integrated within the health system. This fact sheet shows project results nationwide from August 2009 to July 2016.

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