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CHReaD CPHIA 2022 Session Report

The session was held as a side event at the second in-person international conference on public health in Africa organized by The South African Health Technological Advocacy Coalition (SAHTAC), The Coalition for Health Research and Development (CHReaD) and Pandemic Action Network (PAN). The dialogue, held in a panel discussion format, played an important facet to …

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Why Public Opinion Should Be Prioritised Under EAC and SADC Member States’ Healthcare Investment Policy

To achieve universal health coverage by 2030 and to improve population health outcomes, African governments will need to not only prioritise investment in public healthcare but will crucially also need to be in receipt of high levels of public support. Evidence from a Pan-African opinion survey, however, shows that less than a quarter of the …

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Evaluation of Health Products’ Regulatory Review Process in Kenya: Challenges and Opportunities

The processes by which countries regulate medical products and health technologies have a profound impact on access to high-quality vaccines, devices, diagnostics, and drugs, more so to those who need them most. The growth of the health industry around the globe has increased scrutiny by governments and a need to strengthen regulatory authorities to ensure …

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Evaluation of Health Products Regulatory Process in Kenya Policy Brief

The Coalition of Research and Development (CHReaD) together with its partners undertook an evaluation to assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of the health products’ regulatory review pathway and identify opportunities and challenges that hinder or enable efficient review and turnaround time of products and innovations in Kenya.

Analysis of Systemic Equity and Gender Issues Affecting Product Introduction and Access to COVID-19 Tools in the East African Countries

Analysis of infections rates by gender for Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya show that males are disproportionately infected by the COVID-19 virus compared to their female counterparts. Infections rates among men remained higher than those of women across all age groups. In line with the gender differences in COVID-19 burden there was higher mortality among …

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