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.