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What's Next

Achieving UHC for Africa

Strong Together

Johannesburg, South Africa
8-9 October 2018

The world has agreed that health coverage should be universal. SDG Goal 3.8 sets the following target for 2030: Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

The ACS project will be leading an opening plenary session. Join us!

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Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Advancing health systems for all in the SDG era

liverpool, england
8-12 October 2018

The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is organized every two years by Health Systems Global to bring together the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research and practice.

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International Conference on Family Planning

Kigali, Rwanda
Nov. 12-15, 2018

Global Conference on Primary Health Care

Astana, Kazakhstan
Oct. 25,26, 2018

Africa Health Agenda International Conference

Kigali, Rwanda
March 5-7, 2019

Recent Events

Regional Workshop

Accra, Ghana
February 2018

The Regional Workshop in Accra convened 60+ people to discuss UHC challenges and possibilities, and provide initial feedback on how ACS is taking shape.

Workshop attendees were a diverse mix of people from government, civil society, and the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa; many were from the five countries where ACS previously conducted consultations. The workshop was an exciting opportunity to spark collaboration among stakeholders with very different perspectives – exactly the kind of collaboration that will drive progress toward UHC.

View additional photos from this event on our Flickr page.

Country Consultations


Throughout 2017, ACS held consultations with stakeholders in five sub-Saharan African countries: Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Tanzania.

These countries had demonstrated political will for universal health coverage but encountered challenges in making it a reality. Our extensive consultation process allowed us to hear a range of voices, identify key obstacles to and opportunities for UHC, and focus our efforts moving forward.