Investments in health research for better health: current benefits and future potential of engagement with EDCTP in the East Africa Community
The East Africa Community (EAC) convened its 19th Summit of EAC Heads of State and Joint Retreat on Infrastructure and Health Financing and Development on 21-23 February 2018 in Kampala Uganda. The Retreat on 22 February was preceded by the first Round Table on ‘investing in health infrastructure, systems, services and research for the accelerated attainment of universal health coverage and sustainable development goals’ on 21 February. The Round table programme contributed to the discussions at the Joint EAC Heads of State Retreat the next day. EAC presented its Priority Framework 2018-2028 for investment in the health sector.