G8 Kananaskis Africa Action Plan

Sectors : Health systems, medicines and regulation
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
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“VI. Improving Health and Confronting HIV/AIDS...

...we commit to...
...6.2 Supporting African efforts to build sustainable health systems in order to deliver effective disease interventions – including by:

• Pressing ahead with current work with the international pharmaceutical industry, affected African countries and civil society to promote the availability of an adequate supply of lifesaving medicines in an affordable and medically effective manner;

• Supporting African countries in helping to promote more effective, and cost-effective, health interventions to the most vulnerable sectors of society – including reducing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity;

• Continuing support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and working to ensure that the Fund continues to increase the effectiveness of its operations and learns from its experience;

• Supporting African efforts to increase Africa’s access to the Global Fund and helping to enhance Africa’s capacity to participate in and benefit from the Fund;

• Providing assistance to strengthen the capacity of the public sector to monitor the quality of health services offered by both public and private providers; and,

• Supporting and encouraging the twinning of hospitals and other health organizations between G8 and African countries…

...6.4 Supporting health research on diseases prevalent in Africa, with a view to narrowing the health research gap, including by expanding health research networks to focus on African health issues, and by making more extensive use of researchers based in Africa.”