Health research, innovation and data for sustainable development


The African Region has a high burden of diseases, with no interventions for many that disproportionally affect its population. This challenge will hinder achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Care (UHC)if left unmitigated. The health research systems in the region could address this challenge if given the needed prominence. This session is aimed at advocating for a new era of health research and innovation to develop diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic interventions that will contribute to progress towards the SDGs and UHC.