Dr. Benjamin Anamne, a lecturer at the University of Bezayim, urged African leaders to use global governance to address health, political and economic inequalities in promoting global health diplomacy.
He delivered a keynote address at Anko University, Iobo, Lagos State.
According to Don, the main obstacle to international health diplomacy in Africa is how to deal with the global institutional crisis that has led to extreme poverty in African countries.
According to him, the expansion of the African health sector has affected the architecture and various actors and management events. .
“One of the long-running and controversial issues in Africa is how to deal with global health diplomacy, which leads to extreme poverty in African countries,” he said.
“Another major challenge is the proliferation of foreign actors in the health sector in Africa. There are more than 40 bilateral donors, 26 United Nations agencies, 20 international and regional funds and 90 active World Health Initiatives. The result is an ever-expanding relief architecture and a mix of actors and management arrangements. Not being able to speak with one voice in the international arena is a major catalyst for global health diplomacy in Africa.
“As we look at the current epidemic and the world as a whole, it is clear that the old ways need to change. Transformation is needed at the structural, practical and organizational level. We need new laws now, and this new age requires cooperation, not conflict.
“One of the potential ways to promote global health diplomacy is to use the epidemic in Africa to challenge the global political and economic impulses that govern global health governance and health inequality.”
“African policymakers need to integrate health with foreign policy.
“Health diplomacy needs to work with academics to build capacity and, in particular, to enable authorities to be aware of new public health trends. And the African Free Trade Area (FTA), parliamentarians, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
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