WACI Health is an Africa regional advocacy organization, which influences political priorities through an effective, evidence-driven Pan-African civil society voice and action. We are champions for health striving to ensure equitable access to healthcare for all in Africa. Our strategic approach, as outlined in our strategic plan (2016-2021), include three core strategies: policy and advocacy; strengthening southern advocacy; and civil society engagement in key decision making processes. Our theory of change is dynamic and interactive, with our three core strategies working together to impact three areas of global health work: (1) increased resources for health; (2) policies that improve health and achieve equity in health; (3) accountability in health governance and delivery.
For twenty-three (23) years now, our expertise in supporting and coordinating civil society for effective advocacy remains a prime underpinning for the work we do. Through the years, we have facilitated national, regional, and global civil society coordination that help with strategic input into key decision-making processes and effective advocacy for policy change. Platforms we lead in driving this kind of organizing include the Africa Free of New HIV infections, which is a network of HIV prevention advocates in Africa (AfNHi); Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Africa; and Civil Society Platform on Health in Africa, Youth Leaders for Health, and the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism.
We have engaged on various regional and global technical and governance committees including, UHC2030 Steering Committee; Primary Health Care (PHC) Strategy Group: GFF Coordinating Group. At the African Union level, WACI Health is a member of the MNCH Taskforce; Africa Leadership Meeting on Investing in Health (ALM) task force; observer status in the Specialised Technical Committee on health, a ministerial level convening convene by the Social Affairs Department, every (2) two years – highest decision making platform with the African Union Member States Ministers of health.
We are a member of the ACTION- Global Health Advocacy Partnership; The Coalition on Health Research & Development (CHReaD); and South Africa Health Technologies Advocacy Coalition (SAHTAC)