International Development Assistance

Achieving the Abuja Declaration target of 15% GDP towards health is a significant signal of commitment by African States to fulfilling the right to health as a priority. That benchmark, however, does not suggest that the corresponding level of funding would be adequate to meet national health needs. International partners, cooperating and collaborating with Africa through Official Development Assistance – through bilateral agreements, or through multilateral contributions to mechanisms such as the Global Fund – are still critically necessary to supplement domestic investment in health.