Health Governance and Finance
Health Governance and Finance Research is a recently formed research area that encompasses both a technical support and research agenda. Through the technical assistance activities, this research area works to support African countries and regional health agencies in their efforts to develop effective and sustainable responses to HIV and health. The aims of the research agenda are to investigate, review, and critically engage with key issues related to health governance, prioritisation and financing in Africa. Many countries in Africa are dealing with multiple health challenges, in a context of economic and financial uncertainty, and an increasingly fragmented system of global health actors, agendas, and processes. Strong governance and sustainable financing will be necessary to tackle these challenges moving forward, and to achieve greater equity in health. Our research covers regional health trends, health priorities and policy responses at country and regional levels, innovative financing for health, and the role of the global health architecture for health in Africa.
Research area outputs
Sustainable development and the struggle for LGBTI social inclusion in Africa: opportunities for accelerating change
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Agenda 2063 chart a new development pathway for Africa. ‘Leaving no one behind’, or full social inclusion, is central to this effort. What will this mean for ...>>
Media release: HEARD embarks on an extensive research project on young key populations in SADC countries
HEARD embarks on an extensive research project on young key populations in SADC countries, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme and African Men for Sexual Health and Rights Durban, ...>>