Within the umbrella of the Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, we work on several issue areas, including malaria, NTDs, immunization, sanitation, youth, gender equality and global health research and development. Our work is underpinned by the knowledge that our efforts are interlinked and reinforce one another.
Our ability to achieve our goals depends on strong health systems. Vaccines save lives only if they reach those who need them the most, which requires a trained and motivated health care workforce, adequate supplies of vaccines and equipment, the right infrastructure and an informed population that demands vaccination. All of this needs to be supported by adequate and sustainable funding, and a steady flow of research that can generate the evidence needed to inform policies. These pillars also underpin our ability to prevent, control and treat malaria and NTDs, which are impossible to eliminate without adequate and sustainable sanitation solutions. And without ensuring our continent’s women, girls and youth have a seat at the decision-making table, efforts to build a better future for our continent would be severely impeded.