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Amref Health Africa’s UHC in Africa Social Media toolkit for TICAD7 Yokohama 2019 – The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development

#UHCinAfrica | #CountryledUHC

Amref Health Africa’s UHC in Africa Social Media toolkit for TICAD7 Yokohama 2019 – The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

TICAD7: Side Event

Sustainable UHC in Africa through Building Country Ownership

“UHC in Africa: A Framework for Action” launched at TICAD 6 in 2016, presents a comprehensive picture of UHC and identifies key areas to achieve UHC, such as financing, services, equity, preparedness and governance. It aims to contribute to leading countries to take necessary actions and policy steps for moving towards UHC. Accelerating progress towards UHC in Africa is within reach but will require concerted efforts and commitments from different stakeholders. TICAD 7 is therefore a key moment to take stock of progress on UHC in Africa and to ensure the momentum generated at TICAD 6, and further discuss the approach towards achievement of UHC in a sustainable manner.


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Dr Githinji Gitahi
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@Amref_Worldwide and @TakedaPharma partnership has continued to deliver the much needed health services to communities in Kenya and beyond through the points of care project which seeks to bridge the gaps in primary health care through provision of primary health care facilities in underserved communities #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Our partnership with @TakedaPharma ensures the providion of business training for entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurship, Bookkeeping & Inventory Management) and Manual reporting of financials (Profit & Loss statements) as a step in building a self-sustainable health care business case #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

The primary health facilities also support prevention, treatment and reduction of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the priority counties, which are on the rise owing to population pressure and lifestyle changes. @TakedaPharma #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

This partnership with @TakedaPharma also guarantees provision of Digital healthcare solutions for education awareness, diagnosis and treatment through e- learning platform LEAP to CHWs and health care workers #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

@Amref_Worldwide and @TakedaPharma partnership continues to provide frontline health care workers; pharmaceutical technologists/nurses/Clinicians providing education and awareness, diagnosis and treatment #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

Working with technical experts on both ends guarantees the provision continuous Quality Improvement Mechanism as well as the improvement of supply chain management through technology systems #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

There has been promotion of public awareness on Non communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer (with emphasis on Breast, Cervical and Prostate cancers) including prevention, screening, early detection and treatment through customized public educational materials, SMS broadcast messages, campaigns and engagement by CHWs @TakedaPharma #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

Working with @TakedaPharma also ensures the facilitation of insurance and financing schemes, to reduce out of pocket health expenditure for patients by CHWS enrolling households to the national hospital insurance fund through a mobile platform mjali, as well as accreditation& empanelment of the primary health care facilities by NHIF #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

Strengthening and building the capacity of CHWs through training using LEAP have been able to improve quality of service provision including screening, early detection, diagnostic services, treatment, timely referral Patient referral and patient support at community and facility levels @TakedaPharma #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

The Point of Care project is also improving access to quality and affordable primary healthcare services for all as an important step towards sustainable development in line with the achievement of #UHC @TakedaPharma #UHCinAfrica #CountryledUHC

Increased investments in health are crucial to ensure sustainable & equitable #UHCInAfrica. Follow UHC discussions on #CountryledUHC

To achieve #UHCInAfrica, countries should take stock of progress made, challenges encountered and set priority actions for future #CountryledUHC

Our vision to create lasting health change in African communities cannot be achieved without coordinated efforts among multi-stakeholders across countries #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Accelerating progress towards #UHCInAfrica is within reach but will require concerted efforts and commitments from different stakeholders #CountryledUHC

In recognition of the challenges that African Communities face, we are a lead advocate for the achievement of UHC #UHCInAfrica to promote access to primary health care

Dr. Githinji Gitahi, our Group CEO & Global Co-Chair UHC2030 @daktari1 presenting  #UHCInAfrica Progress Report at #TICAD7 in Yokohama, Japan at a side event themed Sustainable UHC in Africa through Building Country Ownership’ #CountryledUHC

To achieve UHC, we need stronger health systems that can offer accessible & quality services in order to reduce the burden on households & reduce poverty #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

We are proud of progress made towards achieving #UHCInAfrica. Follow #CountryledUHC for summary of these countries’ reports – Rwanda, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal @daktari1

#UHCInRwanda: Developed “Vision 2050” Strategy  envisioning  to raise Rwandese out of poverty & transform economy into a high income one #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Doctor to Patient ratio in Rwanda reduced from 1:16,001 in 2010 to 1: 8,919 in 2018 #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

#UHCInRwanda: Reduced Nurse to Patient ratio from 1:1,291 in 2010 to 1:1094 in 2018; Midwife to Patient ratio from 1:66749 in 2010 to 1:4064 in 2017 #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Launched National Human Resources for Health to train medical specialties in the country & abroad, an initiative that has seen an increase in healthcare providers in Rwanda  #UHCInRwanda #CountryledUHC

#UHCInBotswana: Developed a draft National Framework for Sustainable Development that defines a broad-based approach to #SustainableDevelopment #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Botswana adopted a primary health care approach to addresses both communicable and Non Communicable Diseases #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

With 2nd highest HIV prevalence in the world, Botswana launched HIV “Treat All Strategy” in 2016 to ensure all those who test positive get treatment no matter their viral load #UHCInBotswana #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

#UHCInSierraLeone: Launched Social Health Insurance Law in 2018 to address financial barriers in accessing health care & strengthening political & institutional foundations for UHC Agenda #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Sierra Leone developed new 5 year strategy (2017-2021) to improve quality of health services & make these accessible, affordable & equitable to all #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInSierraLeone

Developed Human Resources for Health strategic plan which takes into account the required investments & resources to reach SDG 3 targets by 2030 #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInSierraLeone

Integrated SDGs into the 2016 National Budget and aligned them to Eight Pillars of Sierra Leone’s 3rd Generation Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInSierraLeone

#UHCInSudan: UHC Partnership has supported the formulation of the National Health Policy 2017-2030, emphasizing the Health in All Policies approach #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Sudan will improve the distribution of health care facilities to reach people lacking geographic access to a health facility #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Sudan created national policy to provide selected medicines for free to children under 5, pregnant women & patients at emergency wards, or with malaria, TB or HIV/AIDs #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

#UHCInZambia: The Government is implementing Social Health Insurance Model as a single pool, pro-poor program that ensures the cross subsidization amongst different population groups & protects beneficiaries from catastrophic expenses #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC

Launched the National Health Care Package that specifies the basic & essential health care packages to be provided at different levels of health facilities #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInZambia

Thousands of Kenyans are benefiting from new National Hospital Insurance Fund’s contribution rates & expanded package, revised for 1st time in more than 25 years to include outpatient services & coverage for selected NCDs #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInKenya

In Kenya, the private health sector formed the Kenya Health Federation (KHF) that brings together all commercial groups engaged in health. KHF meets directly with the Kenyan government to discuss a wide range of health sector & market conditions that affects its members #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInKenya

The e-learning Nurse Upgrading Program that started as a pilot project has grown exponentially over the last six years and has graduated over 4,000 registered nurses #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInKenya

Over 4,862 187 cases benefited from free health care initiatives in 2017 under Senegal’s Medical Assistance Policy compared with 2,697,309 in 2016 #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInSenegal

In 2017, 625 people benefited from the free dialysis, including 73 through a partial subsidy in private facilities, 19,809 benefited from free caesarean section in public health structures against 3,485 in 2016 #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInSenegal

The Government provides free maternal delivery care services, allowing any pregnant woman to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme to access the services at no cost #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInGhana

Children under 18, elderly and indigents in Ghana have free access to health services through the National Health Insurance Scheme #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInGhana

In Ethiopia, partnerships between government and private organizations for the provision of comprehensive primary health care services has proved effective in reaching needy populations with quality health services #UHCInAfrica #CountryledUHC #UHCInEthiopia

Ethiopia has pursued an increased participation from NGOs and private sector as one of the strategies to avail health services to the people #CountryledUHC #UHCInEthiopia

#UHCInEthiopia: Public Private Partnerships are in place to ensure major public health diseases such as TB, Malaria, HIV/AIDs are addressed in private clinics at an affordable cost #CountryledUHC #UHCInEthiopia


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