The objective of the podcast sessions is to conduct policy dialogues on the dire need for increased health financing and advocate for stronger health systems in Africa.
The endorsement of the African Leadership Meeting on Investing in Health Declaration Declaration by Heads of State and Government of African Union (AU) Member States is a fit baseline for the strong stance of their recognition for the need to improve the health financing status quo in Africa by investing increased domestic funds for health more effectively and efficiently. However, the commitment has to be reinforced, and the conversation sustained. High-level advocacy on the ALM Declaration is conducted through the AIDS Watch Africa Secretariat hosted within the AU Commission’s Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development.
In this context, the AU Commission hosted six sessions of a podcast series to strengthen the awareness of the ALM Declaration and its mandate amongst members of the press, through whom the citizens of Africa will be informed, and leaders held accountable.