LIVING HEALTHY LIVING FREE FOR AFRICA (LIHLIVF)
“I envision a world where everyone can lead healthy and productive lives, regardless of who they are or where they live.”
Tedros Adhanom, Director General, WHO
The LIHLIVF programme aims at building robust, resilient and responsive health systems and services in the African continent that can sustain equitable delivery of integrated packages of essential services of good quality, which will go a long way to guarantee vital health access for all individuals, communities and populations in Africa. The programme also seeks to satisfactorily respond to the needs of crisis stricken communities or areas in Africa, whether such crisis is the product of disease outbreaks, disasters or conflicts, LIHLIVF will actively work to simultaneously address the underlying causes while at the same time saving lives and reducing suffering. Mindful of the fact that poor nutrition is the main cause of death for millions of children under five and that 3 million children die each year in Africa from malnutrition, the LIHLIVF programme is committed to actively advocate for the removal of nutrition-related barriers that prevent children and scientist from realizing their full potentials. The programme will continuously be at the forefront of supporting grass root communities in tackling diseases in Africa which are the major contributors of disease burden such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases. The available burdens of morbidity, mortality and disability that accrue from non-communicable diseases will also be vigorously addressed in a bid to attain Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 for a Sustainable and emergent African continent.
The Africa Science Diplomacy and Policy Network (ASDPN) will at all times and across all social levels work vigorously to ensure that gender issues are taken in to consideration when conceiving, examining, developing and implementing health and health care related issues in Africa.
- There will be a direct link between implementation research and workforce training and capacity development so as to guarantee the delivery of basic health care across Africa.
- Community access to data and the communication of research findings on prevention, control and outbreaks of disease epidemics and pandemics will be greatly eased.
- The proportion of the African population that is in urgent need of health assistance will stand a better chance of receiving it.
- Adolescent health and development will be improved as well as a significant reduction in preventable child and maternal deaths.
- Poverty levels in the continent will be significantly stemmed down as the burden of recurrent disease outbreaks and treatment will be significantly reduced.
- Robust policies that are evidence based will be developed and implemented to curb health, disaster and conflict related threats.