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Helping Protect the Lives of 8.5 Million People in Sub-Saharan Africa

Improving health data and information systems, strengthening procurement and supply chain management, and building human resources in health system governance.

The Program


Partner: UNICEF
Budget: 500 million yen
Term: 5 years
Launch: 2018
Area: Angola, Guinea, and Togo

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While vaccines, anti-malaria nets and antibiotics save lives, strong health systems are essential to make them truly accessible, affordable and acceptable to everyone. In order to realize and achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), national health systems must shift from aid-dependency to sustainable self-sufficiency, based on strong government commitment and the design and financing of a strong health system.


Leaders Driving Change: Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

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Henrietta Fore is Executive Director of UNICEF. Previously, she was Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Director of United States Foreign Assistance. She has also held numerous leadership positions in the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury. She was Board Chair and CEO of Holsman International and led numerous international initiatives.


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