Aminu Magashi Garba, Coordinator of the Africa Health Budget Network, shares his experiences from the Citizen-Led Accountability Workshop in Maputo, Mozambique in October 2016. The five day workshop organised by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, involved developing a new joint strategy to promote citizen-led accountability for RMNCAH at the global level, sharing lessons between civil society participants, and capacity building.
In November, health budget advocates came together in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to share and learn from their experiences of engaging in the Global Financing Facility (GFF). The GFF is a new financing mechanism to help end preventable maternal and child deaths and improve the health of women, children and adolescents.
Julius Mukunda, the newly elected Chair of the Africa Health Budget Network Steering Committee, is delighted to be part of an exciting journey of reinventing and revitalising the Network.
Esther Agbon from MamaYe Nigeria shares her experience and passion for budget advocacy with the White Ribbon Alliance in Tanzania.
Since its launch in 2014, the Africa Health Budget Network has grown into a network of more than 100 members from across Africa. As our work continues to grow we need more formal governance structures to ensure we achieve the most for our members. Do you want to join the Steering Group?
Urgent action is needed to strengthen accountability for how public money is spent, as the publication of the Panama Papers has shown. Transparency and participation are key drivers of accountability and improved decision-making, which will help deliver the investment required for women and children to reach their full potential.
This week we held a #ValueOurHealth webinar. The webinar gave members an opportunity to share their successes and key pieces of advice on the #ValueOurHealth campaign. We also outlined the evidence-based advocacy resources available, and presented our transparency and participation scorecard based on the most recent data from the International Budget Partnership.
We are excited to announce that the Africa Health Budget Network's new campaign, #ValueOurHealth: African voices for better spending for women and children is here! We are calling on African governments to increase access to budget information and to provide more opportunity for public engagement in the budgeting process.