The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is at the forefront of fortifying Africa's health systems through strategic partnerships between U.S. and African decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. Our Health Program boasts a rich history of highlighting investment opportunities and facilitating crucial linkages. With a diverse membership that includes pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device companies, health facilities, and NGOs, CCA is committed to fostering sustainable partnerships aimed at strengthening health systems across the continent. The launch of the U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative (HSRI) in December 2020 marked a significant stride towards enhancing the private sector's role in not only responding to COVID-19 but also in addressing broader health system challenges in Africa.

Recognizing the critical role of the private sector in enhancing health outcomes, CCA's Health Program launched the U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative (HSRI) to bolster Africa's response to health crises like COVID-19 and strengthen health systems more broadly. From its inception in December 2020 through December 2022, HSRI Phase I convened leaders from government, the private sector, and multilateral organizations to promote trade and investment in Africa's health sector, showcasing private sector solutions to pandemic challenges and broader health service delivery issues. Entering Phase II in December 2022, HSRI continues to drive member-identified priorities, focusing on disease management, universal health coverage, and boosting trade and investment. Current themes include Regulatory Convergence, Improving Patient Access to Quality Medicines and Care, and Local Manufacturing, all aimed at enhancing public-private sector engagement and fostering public-private partnerships for a healthier Africa. For more insights into the U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative, visit