EAC Health Sector Investment Priority Framework (2018 - 2028)

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The ten-year EAC health sector investment priorities agenda was severally considered by the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health through its 13th , 14th  and 15th Ordinary Meetings as well as the 2nd  and 3rd  Extra-Ordinary Meetings and the EAC Council of Ministers through its 35th  and 36th  Ordinary Meetings.

The regional health sector investment priorities were arrived at through a process of prioritizing regionally agreed upon priorities as documented in Article 118 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC; the EAC Health Policy, EAC Health Sector Strategic Plan and EAC Vision 2050. National health policy priorities as well as Africa regional and global frameworks such as Agenda 2063 and the SDGs also informed the process. A team of health financing, economics and planning experts drawn from all the Partner States was established to draft the framework for subsequent consideration by the policy organs.

There are 9 Health Sector Investment priorities

  • 26 sub priorities
  • Categorized under 2 broad areas
  1. Health infrastructure, systems and services   development
  2. Health research and development

9 PRIORITIES (2018 – 2028) APPROVED BY THE 19TH ORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE EAC HEADS OF STATE, KAMPALA, UGANDA, 23RD FEB 2018 

Priority 1: Expansion of access to specialized health care and cross border health services

Priority 2: Strengthen the network of medical reference laboratories and the regional rapid response mechanism for health security threats

Priority 3: Expansion of capacity to produce skilled and professional work force for health in the region based on harmonized regional training and practice standards and guidelines

Priority 4: Increase access to safe, efficacious and affordable medicines, vaccines, and other health technologies focusing on malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, NCDs and other high burden conditions

Priority 5: Upgrading of health infrastructure and equipment in priority national and sub national health facilities/hospitals

Priority 6: Establishment of strong primary and community health services as a basis for health promotion and diseases prevention and control

Priority 7: Expansion of health insurance coverage and social health protection

Priority 8: Improvement of quality of healthcare, health sector efficiency and health statistics 

Priority 9: Strengthening of Health Research and development

 

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