The Access Challenge launched the One by One: Target 2030 Campaign in 2018 with former Tanzanian president, H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, to help drive the collaborative commitment of 55 African governments to meaningful progress on universal access to health. UHC action is sequestered from Climate Action, though the two are irrevocably linked. In Africa, health is increasingly impacted by climate change, and thus One by One UHC Conference 2019 targets specialists and leaders in the global health, climate, and environmental sectors to drive meaningful progress on access to health in Africa.
The event will start off with an African inter-ministerial panel, gathering ministers across different governmental ministries, and then the conference will break away into 5 concurrent panel discussions on: Water Sanitation, Clean Air, Nutrition & Agriculture, Financing for UHC, and Resilient Communities and Health Systems. There will be an exhibition hall for entrepreneurs and partners in climate action and health to showcase their latest work, and this networking reception will flow into an high-level awards ceremony and dinner, highlighting African leaders and their work towards UHC.
Our conference targets an audience of African political leaders, heads of organizations and private sector companies, and policy activists who want to be involved in these critical conversations.
The Access Challenge is a New York - based NGO that runs a myriad of activities in Africa and on the global stage to promote access to health through the blending of frequently siloed actors and leaders during conferences, and the production of mass media campaigns on the continent. Our annual One by One: Target 2030 conference is a high-level accountability and innovation platform to drive UHC in Africa, led by Africa. We believe climate action must go hand in hand with health reform, and endeavor to cross the divide that is holding both agendas back. Africa has great power to move ahead in both areas, and the integration of environmental and health activities is uniquely possible within the African context.
This event is part of the Health, Equality and Justice program of Climate Week NYC.