Health in Africa

Analyzing Africa’s health challenges, highlighting areas of progress, and assessing the contribution of U.S. global health programs to tackling disease and building health systems

The CSIS Africa Program has a long record of research on health issues in Africa. It is currently engaged in an in-depth study of U.S. relationships with three key Africa partners on health: Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Previous work has examined the challenges of rebuilding health systems in post-conflict states, the health implications of homophobic policies and practices in some African states; and Nigeria’s efforts to improve maternal and child health.