We build support for investments in epidemic preparedness as a partner of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative.
We draw on our extensive experience conducting health-focused advocacy campaigns around the world as we work with local partners to:
- Create and demonstrate demand for epidemic preparedness funding.
- Educate and engage political decision-makers about the importance of epidemic preparedness funding.
- Develop political strategies to address bottlenecks affecting the allocation and spending of epidemic preparedness funds.
Where we work:
Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal
- Investments in the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control – the country’s leading national health institute – grew throughout our campaign to record heights.
- Nigeria’s most populous state, Kano, established a budget line for epidemic preparedness.
- Senegal’s Ministry of Health approved multi-million dollar proposal developed with our support to improve the country’s health emergency and crisis management.
- More than 1,000 African journalists received tips and trainings on how to cover COVID-19 and epidemic preparedness.
In Nigeria, GHAI worked closely with government and civil society leaders to make the case for epidemic preparedness. We engaged and educated decision-makers through workshops, site visits and other meaningful activities. We leveraged media to build consensus around the need for political action. And we provided opportunities for opinion leaders and ordinary citizens to make their voices heard.
Funding for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control grew each year to a record 2.9 billion Naira (US$7.7 million) in fiscal 2021. In Kano, our campaign worked with political leaders to add a budget line for epidemic preparedness to the state’s annual budget, totaling 300 million Naira (US$525,000) in 2021.