On December 13, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced the launch of its Coalition for Healthcare Infrastructure in Africa, a collaboration with U.S. industry to advance Africa’s healthcare infrastructure priorities in partnership with Africa’s public and private sectors. In partnership with other associations, the Chamber has signed onto USTDA’s coalition. Launch partners include AdvaMed, PhRMA, the U.S.A. Healthcare Alliance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Pharmacopeia.
“Through the Coalition, we will take a wholistic approach toward addressing the priorities that Africa has established for itself. Our goals are to facilitate healthcare accessibility for the underserved and develop a sector that is resilient in the face of the greatest public health challenges,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director. “By working alongside U.S. industry, we will be able to provide more Africans with access to the highest-quality healthcare products.”
USTDA programming under the Coalition for Healthcare Infrastructure in Africa will include project preparation and partnership-building activities to define technical requirements and attract financing for priority healthcare infrastructure projects across the continent. This includes developing ancillary infrastructure to increase the sector’s accessibility and resilience, including electrification and digital connectivity. The Coalition will also advance the effective delivery of healthcare services and support regulatory frameworks that enable Africans can gain access to innovative and high-quality healthcare products.
USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative will support the Coalition’s goals by providing technical assistance and training to support public procurement of high-quality healthcare products. The Coalition also advances key U.S. government priorities, including the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment.