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Amref Establishes Independent Commission to Review Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 7 – Amref Health Africa has established an independent commission to review the continent’s progress towards achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) targets by 2030.

Global CEO, Amref Health Africa Dr. Githinji Gitahi says the Africa Health Agenda International Conference Commission on the State of UHC in Africa will be tasked with reviewing the continent’s progress.

It will also provide recommendations on leadership, accountability, technology/innovation and health security, to help guide the continent towards achieving UHC targets.

“The independent body will deliver its mandate through 11 commissioners selected from a range of disciplines and sectors across Africa,” Gitahi said.

They will be charged with providing valuable guidance, engage with key stakeholders and collate data to provide an accurate overview of African nations’ collective advancement towards UHC.

They include Professor Edwine Barasa from Kenya who also serves as a co-chair, Professor Francis Omaswa from Uganda and Dr. Lola Dare from Nigeria.

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