Many African states are embracing a regional approach, working together to manage a broad set of social and development challenges, including health. Regional bodies, including regional networks and associations (RNAs) and regional economic communities (RECs), are critical to this integration and coordination.
USAID’s Africa Bureau worked with Knowledge SUCCESS to publish Regional Health Sector Actors in Africa: An Update of the Comparative Advantages, Challenges and Opportunities. The findings are an update of a previous analysis completed by USAID’s Africa Strategies project in 2014.
Led by Amref Health Africa, authors reviewed 85 documents including technical reports, academic journals and articles, policy papers, media releases and strategic plans, and spoke with 31 key informants to inform the findings. The reports reflect on the roles of RNAs and RECs in strong and resilient health systems and the achievement of key global and African health priorities, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the Global Health Security Agenda.
Regional Networks and Associations
Results From a Landscape Analysis of Regional Health Sector Actors in Africa
Regional Economic Communities
Results from a Landscape Analysis of Regional Health Sector Actors in Africa