Analysis of RECs’ mandate, strategies and operational capacity in health.

The overall objective of the assignment was to assess the specific mandate, policies, strategies, initiatives, partnerships, and current operational capacity of the main Regional Economic Communities (RECs) with health programs, particularly in the areas of the reinforced partnership between Europe and Africa in health, in order to inform International Partnerships’ engagement with these RECs in health and the formulation of the regional health programs.

The specific objectives of the assignment were:

  • to provide concrete and detailed insights on RECs priorities, political traction, resources technical and operational capacity, collaborations and political economy considerations on various health areas to inform about: i) partnership development, ii) funding decisions, iii) policy dialogue.
  • to map possible health programs of RECs without apparent health remit.
  • to analyze the collaboration between these RECs and the continental health agencies and initiatives of the African Union

Within public health, the following technical areas, prioritized in African continental strategies, the regional Multiannual Indicative Program for Sub-Saharan Africa of DG INTPA (DG International Partnerships ), and the Flagships of the African Union and European Union partnership in health, warranted special attention: pharmaceutical regulation, manufacturing of vaccines and other medical products, pandemic prevention, preparedness and response (PPR), public health capacity; public health institutes, sexual and reproductive Health and Rights, digital health, health financing and universal health coverage.

The project started in January 2023 and completed in October 2023.

It is funded by the EU and FWC and implemented by ANCE N.G.O.


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