Pan-Africa Health Initiative: Introduction, Aims & Objective

Pan-Africa Health Initiative (Pan-AFHI) is a continental health organization working to ameliorate the quality of healthcare services in rural African communities. Pan-AFHI seeks to go beyond addressing the consequences of poor health by understanding, challenging and changing the conditions that cause poor health and marginalization through its Programs that unites practical work, research and advocacy. Pan-AFHI believes that Rural Africans have a right to quality and better healthcare system as a basic human need as stated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG3). We work in a common course for the poor and marginalized including Rural Africans Communities who have been denied and/deprived or simply for some reason or another do not have access to their rights to basic and/or quality healthcare services. Pan-AFHI’s response to the healthcare challenges of Africa is firmly based on a belief that people themselves are the agents of change and actors of their own development. People’s ability to take action on the causes of poor health is what will transform Africa’s future especially our healthcare system. This belief underpins Pan-AFHI’s practical work, its research methodologies and advocacy. Pan-AFHI is working in partnership with local Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and local communities and in alliance with other International and continental organizations in Africa and the rest of the world to achieve its aims and objectives.

Our vision is to strive for “all African communities and people will have access to quality, effective and efficient health services and within a developed health system”. Pan-AFHI have accomplished a great deal since its inception and is now recognized as an energetic and highly innovative organization, providing continental leadership to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of rural and marginalized communities, men and women, and their families. The core areas of intervention of Pan-AFHI include but not limited to: HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria; Family health; Community outreach, Research and Development; Emergency and Disaster management; Environmental protection and sanitation.

Started in 2017, Pan-AFHI has been able to extend its services with membership all over the African continent and some core countries being Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

We have a yearly Pan-African conference which brings together young Africans, healthcare professionals together to debate on important topics to scale up the quality of healthcare in rural African communities.

VISION:

To strive towards society where all African communities and people will have access to quality, effective and efficient healthcare services and within a developed healthcare system.

MISSION:

To work with community leaders, civil society organizations, international community, local and central governments to get quality health service delivery to all communities, especially disadvantaged areas to achieve the goal of quality and healthy life for every African.

MAIN OBJECTIVES.

  1. Collaborated advocacy on domestic financing for health activities including
    partnership development for capacity building of local level service delivery in
    healthcare.
  2. Coordinate health information for knowledge generation, management anddissemination.

Therefore, we enjoined all members, partners and affiliate to update Pan-AFHI Nigeria on local Communal health challenges for swift intervention in collaboration with healthcare services providers & governments organs partnering with Pan-AFHI.

Thank you!

Tumenta Ernest Tayong
Continental Chairman

Rustom Alexander
Country Director, Nigeria

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