We aim to be a central hub where researchers and young professionals come together to discuss health issues affecting sub-Saharan Africa. Through each of our undertakings, the UHRA strives to:
1) Raise awareness and understanding about important health topics affecting sub-Saharan Africa
2) Promote equitable engagement by prioritizing inclusion and recognition of African scholars in these discussions
3) Offer a platform that provides networking and partnership opportunities for the stakeholders involved
We envision a world where every person can have a role in addressing health issues affecting their lives and communities.
What is the Problem We are Tackling?
Despite all of the foreign aid pouring into sub-Saharan Africa, health outcomes are still drastically different in the Global North and Global South. In fact, in 2014, a person from North America was still expected to live over 20 years longer than his/her sub-Saharan Africa counterpart.
These stark health inequities are complex. They cannot be eradicated through one single approach. Instead, several strategies need to be explored - from raising awareness, to implementing new programs, to changing policies. At the UHRA, we primarily work on tackling the first part in this continuum, which is raising awareness. By putting together workshops and podcasts, we seek to create a community that allows people to partake in important discussions, exchange ideas, showcase new perspectives, and ultimately propose alternative solutions to the complex issues discussed.
What Do We Do?
Here at the UHRA, we raise awareness on current health topics affecting sub-Saharan Africa primarily through podcasts and in-person workshops. To discover more about each of our undertakings, simply click on the What We Do page!
Who Do We Work With?
We engage anyone interested in strengthening health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes leading global health researchers and experts. Moreover, since our network is primarily comprised of young professionals, we are committed to providing opportunities for students and young professionals to be closely involved in each of our initiatives.
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