The African Union Commission convened global and regional health leaders, National Heads of States, and Governments in Addis Ababa on the 9th February 2019 for the African Leadership Meeting (ALM) – Investing in Health. A crucial outcome of the meeting was the AU Assembly Decision Assembly/AU/20(XXXII): “Addis Ababa Commitment toward Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity for Increased Health Financing Declaration”. It is crucial to strengthen high-level advocacy for implementing the ALM Declaration among policymakers and global health leaders in Africa.
In this context, the Commission will host six sessions of a podcast series on health financing between June and December 2021. 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.