Global Health and Technology

Global Health and Technology

Strategic Goals for the NEPAD Council Global Health Commission (GHC)

Members of the GHC are committed to working towards the following primary strategic goals for global health in Africa:

I. Combating disease in Africa

  1. engaging with members of parliament on policy matters concerning the diseases identified within the GHC HDP Framework
  2. facilitating the successful delivery and evaluation of PHC models and integration of eHealth within health services
  3. collaborating with health programmes that address diseases identified within the GHC HDP Framework, e.g. the WHO programmes for MDG diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases
  4. encouraging cross sector partnerships between health services, pharmaceutical companies, as well as education and research institutions

II. Promoting oral health in Africa

  1. engaging at policy level on matters concerning oral health
  2. advocacy and consultancy on oral health promotion and access for the poor
  3. collaborating with programmes concerned with oral health in Africa (including the WHO programme for Oral Health)
  4. encouraging private and public sector partnerships and investment on oral health integration

III. Empowering Africa’s health workforce

  1. promoting favourable policies for health systems strengthening and workforce development
  2. advocacy, consultancy and facilitation on meeting the needs for human resources for health (HRH) across Africa
  3. supporting initiatives and programmes for HRH (such as the World Health Alliance)
  4. encouraging partnerships at global level to support training, development and funding of the health workforce

IV. Supporting a sustainable environment for better health

  1. engaging with members of parliament on the adoption of appropriate environmental policies (e.g. climate change adaptation and mitigation)
  2. advocacy, consultancy and facilitation on climate change, sustainable technologies and best practice- in relation to food production, clean water and energy
  3. collaborating with various programmes (including United Nations) on climate change, energy, food, clean water and sanitation
  4. encouraging global collaboration between research institutions, local and central government, private sector, civil society and local communities

V. Improving access to appropriate medicines and medical technologies

  1. engaging at policy level on low cost access to quality assured medicines and medical technologies, including eHealth, mHealth, Telemedicine, medical devices.
  2. advocacy for local industry (including research, development, standards, production and distribution), improved access and pro-poor distribution of essential medicines
  3. supporting and collaborating with programmes for appropriate medical technologies (including the WHO programme for essential medicines)
  4. encouraging global partnerships for appropriate medicines and medical technologies for Africa

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