21 November 2016
The Organisation d’Afrique Francophone pour le Renforcement des Systèmes de Santé et de la Vaccination (Francophone Africa Organization for Health Systems Strengthening and Vaccination, OAFRESS) commits to holding all francophone governments that are members of the OAFRESS platform to account for the commitments that they have made to improving maternal, newborn and child health. This is in support of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030).
Starting in 2016, the OAFRESS Platform will produce an annual report on progress made by countries on national, regional and global goals they have committed to – including those related specifically to immunization. These reports will support civil society advocacy for better results and resources for women’s and children’s health, and will support advocacy on global goals, including that the 17 countries in Francophone Africa dedicate at least 15% of their national budgets to their Ministries of Health by 2020. The reports will be disseminated via the membership network of the OAFRESS Platform as well as the Civil Society Organization Constituency of Gavi, and other partners.