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CABRI Webinar: CABRI Public Health Budget Practices and Procedures Survey - Budgeting for healthcare amidst resource constraints in Africa

Please note that this replay is available in English and French. English for our panellists from the Republic of Seychelles and French for our panellists from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

On May 21, we launched our report on Public Health Budget Practices and Procedures in Africa: How African countries budget for health.

Awa Touray, PFM Specialist at CABRI presented the key findings of the report and her presentation was followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Patricia Rene, Chief Allied Health Officer, Ministry of Health, Republic of Seychelles
  • Dr. Emelyn Shroff, Director of Research, Public Health Authority, Republic of Seychelles
  • Nunga Matadi Raphael, Public Health Expert, Head of the Macroeconomic Studies and Sectoral Analysis Unit, Directorate of Studies and Planning, Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ntambwe Luboya Albert, Head of Department, Directorate of Budgeting and Monitoring, Ministry of Budget, Democratic Republic of the Congo

CABRI launched the Public Health Budget Practices and Procedures in Africa survey in the second half of 2019. The survey sought to better understand the: formulation, execution and monitoring of health budgets; how donor resources are channelled and tracked; and the role of ministries of health in the Water, Sanitisation and Hygiene (WASH) sector.

The survey was completed by officials from health and/or finance ministries in fifteen countries; namely: the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the Republic of the Gambia, the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Liberia, the Republic of Mauritius, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of Seychelles, the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Uganda.

The survey findings are intended as an instrument to help governments learn from each other and understand the existing gaps and ways in which to address these in budgeting and execution processes.

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