How can countries leverage data/information for purchasing at this critical time, given that we know that in most countries in Africa, the systematic use of data for decision-making is still not optimal?
“Posterity may forgive me if I make the wrong decision, but posterity will never forgive me should I fail to make a decision” – Olusegun Obasanjo (Former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria) The world is not the same since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The order of things is unprecedentedly evolving as routine decision-making […]
The world Health Organization asserts that a strategic purchaser prioritizes primary healthcare (PHC) and protects funding for those services. In the wake of COVID-19, it appeared that primary healthcare services were taking a back seat as countries mounted an appropriate response to COVID-19. This was not surprising, given that this same scenario played out with […]
In this blog post, John Ataguba argues that primary healthcare in Africa has had a chequered history and COVID-19 is only exploiting gaps that already existed in provision of essential services. He provides recommendations for how this can be remedied
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a lot of health system challenges that cut across financing for the pandemic, service delivery, quality of care and continuum of care for other medical emergencies not related to the pandemic. More recently, the discussions appear to be turning to how the limited resources (human resource for health, equipment, medicines, […]