Government, Civil Society and WHO Partnership: A Catalyst for Better Access to Medicines - The Case of the WHO-HAI Africa Regional Collaboration for Action on Essential Medicines
(2008; 17 pages)


This paper describes an innovative and effective approach to collaborative working developed over the last five years in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda. HAI (Health Action International) Africa, the Africa region’s civil society network for action on access to essential medicines, has been working in new ways with ministries of health, through national partnerships facilitated with the support of the World Health Organization.

The flexible approach of the funder, DFID UK, in providing complementary but separate funding streams to WHO and HAI Africa, has enabled the partners to develop these new and productive ways of working together.

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