UHC on the NCD Café menu at AMREF Africa Health Agenda 2019

19th February 2019

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and multisectoral action will be themes of three sessions of the NCD Café that NCD Alliance is hosting at the AMREF Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2019  (AHAIC 2019), 5-7 March 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Sessions on Wednesday 6 March are:

  • Bridging the Resource Gap for NCDs in Africa: Lessons Learnt in Unlocking Financing to Achieve UHC
  • Putting People First: Integrating Lived Experiences to Accelerate Health System Strengthening for NCDs

Thursday's session is:

  • Empowering the Health Workforce for NCDs: Maximising Multisectoral Partnerships to Tackle the Greatest Global Health Challenge of Our Time.

100 million into poverty yearly

Accelerating progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) is essential to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all people. Roughly 100 million people are pushed into poverty every year as a result of out-of-pocket payments for health care, a large proportion of which are due to NCDs.

AHAIC2019 will be key on new ideas and home-grown solutions to the continent’s most pressing health challenges, with a focus on achieving UHC in Africa by 2030. The event will bring together diverse stakeholders, including policymakers, civil society, technical experts, innovators, the private sector, thought leaders, scientists and youth.

The NCD Café will be found at the NCD Alliance’s booth located in the Exhibition Hall of the Kigali Convention Centre.

See the full Café programme