Catalyze the Engagement of Policymakers
The momentum generated by Speak Up Africa’s campaigns serves as a powerful public accountability mechanism, enhancing transparency and encouraging governments to uphold their public commitments. Speak Up Africa engages with the international health and development communities and with national governments to enact strategic policy change at the national level.
Community access to child health diagnostic and treatment tools.
OTC access to low osmolarity ORS and zinc.
Ensure ORS+Zinc is the primary treatment for diarrhea.
Removal of taxes and tariffs on critical health commodities.
- Improved accountability and transparency on national spending.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are preventable infectious diseases that kill 534,000 people annually. Worldwide, over 1 billion people, including 500 million children, remain at risk. Impoverished communities are disproportionally targeted; perpetuating a cycle of marginalization and stunted economic growth. The most rampant NTDs are Trachoma, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis. However, these five diseases can be treated easily with Preventative Chemotherapy (PC). The treatment only costs $1 per person, and the implementation of mass drug administration (MDA) has cured millions. The African Region alone contains 40% of the population suffering from NTDs, as 37 countries are endemic for at least three and 36 are endemic for all five.
A global campaign to raise awareness around the global burden of pneumonia and to catalyze action against this preventable and treatable disease of the poor and marginalized children of the world.
Africa United is a global team of football stars, celebrities, international health organizations and corporations committed to stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa. Africa United provides critical education, resources and solidarity to those affected by Ebola in West Africa. Its mission is to help stop the spread of Ebola and ensure access to healthcare by: driving adherence to positive behavior change messages, dispelling rumors and misconceptions, and instilling confidence in and acknowledging the vital role of community health workers.
Hosted by President Joyce Banda of Malawi, the 2014 African Leaders Forum on Intellectual Disability will call upon Heads of State, First Ladies, and Ministers from African governments to join Malawi in turning the tide for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Speak Up Africa conducted a landscape analysis in Nigeria. Through a series of interviews and literature review, the research summarized the child health policy environment and identified the advocacy gaps and opportunities in the country.
Speak Up Africa conducted a landscape analysis in Ethiopia. Through a series of interviews and literature review, the research summarized the child health policy environment and identified the advocacy gaps and opportunities in the country.
Speak Up Africa has partnered with the Children’s Investment Foundation Fund (CIFF), to create a bottom up demand in Tanzania, particularly by the rural poor, for midwives in local health facilities.