The EU programming process and the upcoming discussion on the EU-Africa partnership offer the possibility for the EU to continue to show leadership in health.
On December 9, H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the Commission of the African Union and Charles Michel, President of the European Council meet to discuss a “renewal of the global partnership between Europe and Africa”.
This is a great opportunity to make health systems strengthening a pillar of this renewed partnership. The Covid19 pandemic has shown the precariousness of pandemic preparedness and the public health system, resulting from chronic underfunding and under-prioritization of health.
Civil society organizations call in a joint letter to prioritize the right to health for all and to step up investments in strengthening health systems, especially community systems and national public funding.