On Let's Talk about Health in Africa Lenias Hwenda takes an in-depth look at the state of public health in African countries through one-on-one conversations and roundtable discussions with leaders and change makers from various sectors of the economy that impacts the health of Africans. Leaders, change makers and ordinary people share their insights, analysis and perspectives to help you make sense of the issues affecting the governance of health in Africa, how they are being tackled, whether this is working and what is needed to close the gap between the status quo and meaningful transformation of the lives of Africans.
Author: Lenias Hwenda
Photo: WHO Director General Dr Tedros joins Committee A yoga breaks during the World Health Assembly in Geneva 2018, Palais des Nations.
The majority of low and middle-income countries have evolved to become passive recipients of ideas, products and solutions towards some of their most pressing public health challenges. As a result, decades of development support has not resulted in significant strengthening of country capabilities in creating inclusive public health systems that meets the needs of entire populations.
Solutions that empirical evidence has shown to be ineffective continue to be implemented in countries. This disconnect between what all partners agree to be the best solutions and what is actually practiced is the paradox of global health and development support.
Blog: Let us Talk about Health in Africa
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