We are advising government leaders on policies that will support research to solve current and future health threats. We are also working to elevate the importance of global health research and development on political agendas, with an eye on securing sustainable, long-term financing for these efforts. To do this, we are enlisting civil society organizations to join us in advocating for more funding and research in the region. At the same time, we are working with trusted African scientists to enhance their advocacy and communication capacities so they can better share reliable information with African populations.
We are committed to ensuring that the region’s research agenda is driven by local priorities. Over the years, we have provided a platform for trusted African science leaders and health experts to share reliable information about COVID-19 with African populations. We have provided awards to young African entrepreneurs with innovative projects in the health sector, driven the regional harmonization of the pharmaceutical sector in the region, and more.