Reimagining Africa’s Health Security & Resilience

Enabling a strong collaborative approach in strengthening Africa’s health security, threat response capacity and resilience

The Challenge: Health Security in the Wake of COVID-19

With more than 10 million infections and more than half a million deaths globally in less than seven months, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed significant gaps in the general state of global health security.

At some point, over half of the world’s population was under forced quarantine and multiple established economies shut down, the pandemic forced the world to collaborate, innovate, redirect funds and make unprecedented decisions to respond, manage and recover from the significant effects and disruptions caused by the pandemic.

The Initiative: Africa Health Security Alliance

The Africa Health Security Alliance is a platform that brings together all the key stakeholders of Africa’s health sector and related value chains to form the largest network of responders, resource contributors and decision-makers whose actions will significantly improve the continent’s overall state of health security.

Goals of the Initiative

Information Sharing

Information Sharing

Access key information that influences health security planning to:

  • Track the status of disease(s) that pose a potential threat to the state of Health Security
  • Enhance response capacity through dynamic sourcing intelligence
  • Make better management decisions using improved investment intelligence

Connect and Collaborate

Connect and Collaborate

Engage and form networks with other key health security actors on the platform to:

  • Drive conversation, partnerships, and decisions using information technology
  • Create linkages that enhance sourcing and distribution efficiency of essential healthcare products
  • Participate in or champion initiatives

Mobilise Resources

Mobilise Resources

Mobilize resources required to strengthen the state of Health Security efficiently by:

  • Identifying, analyzing and visualizing gap to enable better planning and management
  • Having access to real-time reporting and monitoring service
  • Accessing resource performance data

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The AHSA® Platform

The AHSA® platform is a technology platform that brings together all key stakeholders of Africa’s health sector and related value chains to form the largest network of responders, resource contributors and decision-makers whose actions will significantly improve the continent’s overall state of health security through enhanced disease burden preparedness, response capacity and collaboration.

Infinite Value Through Collaboration

01

Provide a partnership framework for key actors

Convene a strong virtual community comprised of high-level influencers, decision-makers and contributors to health initiatives in Africa

02

Foster mobilisation & accountability of resources for essential healthcare products

Deploy AI-driven technology that will support disease surveillance, essential product demand trends tracking and just-in-time procurement of essential healthcare products

03

Access to finance for local suppliers to enhance sourcing and distribution

Build a strong knowledge base and virtual communities that will constantly engage and share ideas that will catalyse more homegrown solutions, investments and interventions

04

Track, measure, and report on performance capacity

Provide financial access to suppliers to enhance the sourcing and distribution efficiency of essential healthcare products, and track & measure performance capacity to enable better decision making in health security planning

The AHSA® Platform Community

AHSA® brings together these key stakeholders to connect, engaged work together by rapidly identify gaps, link solutions and track success towards strengthening Africa’s health security:

More than 70% of the African population relies on funded healthcare services which are mostly provided by the government. Through the AHSA® platform, the Ministry of Health will be able to;

  • Get a holistic view of the country’s state of health security
  • Access data insights on disease burden patterns
  • Access insights on the state of healthcare supply chain
  • Access supplier financing insight tools
  • Get Insights on predicted demand and supply of healthcare products

Efficient procurement of essential healthcare products has been a major challenge for NGOs, Donors, Private Hospitals…etc. through the AHSA® platform, these buying organizations will be able to;

  • Get a holistic view of the state of healthcare
  • Access projected data on disease burden patterns
  • Get insights on predicted demand and supply of healthcare products
  • Access Just in time delivery tools
  • Access performance tracking and enhancing tools

Shortage of essential healthcare products and inefficient procurement of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products has been a common problem in the continent. Through the AHSA® platform, Suppliers will be able to;

  • Access just in time delivery management tools
  • Use performance tracking and enhancing tools
  • Access projected data on disease burdens
  • Get a holistic view of the state of healthcare
  • Insights on predicted demand and supply of healthcare products

Africa receives billions of USD worth of contracts on medical supplies every year. There is need to Injecting More Investment into Africa Healthcare and through the platform, Financiers will be able to;

  • Get a holistic view of the state of health security in Africa
  • Access insights on the state of healthcare supply chain
  • Use supplier financing insight tools
  • Access resource insights and mobilization tools
  • Use performance tracking and enhancing tools

Second to the government, donors are major contributors to the healthcare system in Africa. Through the platform, donors will be able to;

  • Access projected data on disease burdens
  • Get a holistic view of the state of health security in Africa
  • Access insights on the state of healthcare supply chain
  • Use supplier financing insight tools
  • Access resource insights and mobilization tools
  • Use performance tracking and enhancing tools

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