APPG Update: COVID-19, Mental Health in Africa & UK-Africa Relations
Posted on 20th April, 2020 in APPG Update
COVID 19: Early community engagement & accurate communication is crucial
The APPG Chairs have recently written a letter to the Secretary of State for International Development to press the importance of early community engagement when supporting African countries responding to COVID 19. This draws on the findings of our inquiry of 2016 into preparedness for future health crisis and the Ebola outbreak.
Read the report here.
APPG Mental Health in Africa Policy Brief
This report summarises some of the key conclusions of a consultation process based around two conferences – in Burkina Faso and London – and research by the Mental Health Innovation Network, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, CBM, and the Royal African Society.
Through this process, we were able to document needs and priorities identified by African mental health leaders, showcase examples of good practice from the continent, and convene key actors in global development, governance and financing, to lay out potential means of scaling up these solutions.Read the full report here.
UK-Africa Relations Briefing
Watch footage of our Director, Dr Nick Westcott, giving oral evidence to the House of Lords International Relations Committee inquiry on UK-Africa Relations (February 2020).
We are currently working on a policy brief on UK-Africa Trade post-Brexit, following the APPG for Africa’s symposium held in January, in partnership with Oxford Brookes University. In the meantime, the video footage from the event is available on our YouTube channel.