21 November 2016
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) will support implementation of the renewed Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescent’s Health in its 5 Member states (the Republic of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda) by convening biennial regional high level south-to-south meetings of Ministers, Parliamentarians, Public and Private Sector Stakeholders, Civil Society, Academia, and Health Professionals to review progress towards women’s children’s and adolescent’s health as envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the renewed Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, 2016-2030. These meetings in addition to serving as a space for holding governments and partners to account for progress will prioritize key bottlenecks and drivers; adopt strategies to scale up front-runner innovations in EAC ; and inform EAC supported south-to-south collaboration. It will make use of the EAC Open Health Initiative (OHI) which focuses on a) strengthening oversight and accountability for results and resources through increasing access to high quality health data/information, b) facilitating diffusion of expertise, best practices and innovations among the EAC Partner States; c) Enhancing Financing and d) Accelerating Political Momentum.