Discussion on the upcoming Sixth AfHEA Scientific Conference is underway. A decision was taken to shift the conference from 2021 to 2022 due to some factors including the impact of Covid-19 on meetings and conferences as well as the other key international events being planned for 2021, which could adversely affect the AfHEA conference.
One of the key activities of AfHEA in the past year has been the re-constitution of the Board of Trustees as part of the transition plan that was adopted during the Rabat, Morocco conference in 2016. This activity involved wide consultations with key AfHEA constituents, members, development partners and donors. The process of re-constituting the Board, which started in the last quarter of 2019, climaxed with first meeting of the new Board, which was held virtually at the end of June 2020.
UNFPA collaborates with AfHEA on “UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional undertaking of investment cases for Transformative Results in the Decade of Action”
Reference is made to UNFPA explorations with AfHEA during AfHEA’s 2019 scientific conference, on possible collaborations that can accelerate the integration of dimensions of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights into Universal Health Coverage - benefit packages, financing arrangements, including financial risk protection and client satisfaction.
Bill and Melinda Gates foundation supports AfHEA’s operational effectiveness and sustainability analysis
With funding and support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), AfHEA has been working closely with an external organization, Humentum https://www.humentum.org/ to assess the organizational effectiveness and sustainability of the association. This work is now drawing to a close. The draft report, which will be to the Board in the new year, identified AfHEA’s key strengths as well as areas requiring improvements, and made many recommendations to strengthen the association’s effectiveness and financial sustainability so as to position it for success in the rapidly evolving health landscape.
International Development Research Centre supports AfHEA on Economics of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions in selected West African countries (EcASaRH) Research Project
The African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) is implementing a project funded by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC). This project aims to address a critical health sector knowledge gap relating to adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) in West Africa, specifically Ghana and Senegal. The project titled: Economics of adolescent sexual and reproductive health interventions in Ghana and Senegal (EcASaRH) was signed off in February 2019 and officially kick-started in April 2019. It is to be implemented over four years (4 years). The implementation of the project is led by Prof. John E. Ataguba, the Deputy Executive Director for AfHEA in charge of Capacity Building and assisted by identified research consultants and AfHEA staff.
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