The Alliance joins the HHA Initiative
The Global Health Workforce Alliance (the Alliance) is pleased to announce that the Harmonization of for Health in Africa (HHA) has positively considered the membership of the Alliance as an associate member. With this, the Alliance joins AfBD, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, WHO, WB and others in their efforts through this initiative to provide regional support to governments in Africa in strengthening their health systems.
HHA was conceived as a regional mechanism through which collaborating partners agree to focus on providing support to governments in Africa in the areas of Health Financing, Human Resources for Health, Pharmaceuticals and Supply chains, Governance, Service Delivery, Monitoring and Evaluation and Infrastructure and ICT. The focus on strengthening the health workforce in Sub-Saharan Africa is a key objective of HHA.
HHA in collaboration with the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is organizing a conference of African Ministries of Finance and Ministries of Health on the theme of achieving greater value for money in Health from 4-5 July. Hosted by the African Development Bank, the main objectives of the conference is to better understand the causes and solutions of ineffective health financing as well as the better use of resources in order to create capacity to source further resources.
HHA supports several Communities of Practices (COP’s), one for each of the WHO health systems pillars. Each COP is supported full time by a partner agency of HHA and membership is comprised of a select group of relevant experts and decision makers from governments, donors and academia. By bringing together such expertise, the communities will ensure that government or donor requests for assistance never go unheard and efficiently reach the most relevant people.
The Alliance believes that through its participation as a member it will be able to enable HHA to adequately support human resources for health development in the African Region.