Social Media Toolkit

INTRODUCTION

From 5-7 March 2019, world leaders, policymakers, civil society, technical experts, innovators, the private sector, researchers and youth advocates will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, to address how Africa can accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – and to map a pathway from commitment to action.

UHC improves people’s health, reduces poverty, and fuels economic growth. Yet, hundreds of millions of people around the world still do not have access to the essential health services they need to survive and thrive. Each year, 11 million Africans fall into poverty due to high out-of-pocket payments on health care. Moreover, critical gaps remain in access to and quality of essential health services, especially for vulnerable populations.

Achieving UHC in Africa will require strong political leadership, smart and strategic spending on health, effective public-private partnerships, and inclusion of diverse stakeholders. To achieve the vision of UHC in Africa by 2030, we need collective action now. Use this social media toolkit to add your voice to the call for UHC in Africa.

HOW TO USE THIS TOOLKIT

This conversation is too important to be contained to one meeting – we all have a critical role to play in speaking up for health for all, everywhere.

Use this toolkit to voice your support for UHC in Africa, share why health for all matters to you, and call upon leaders to leave no one behind. Here’s how you can engage:

Share the tweets & graphics below

Click on the links below to post to Twitter or Facebook, or download graphics to share on other platforms

Personalize your message

Craft your own tweet or post to share why you’re excited about #AfricaHealth2019
Include visuals to strengthen your messages

Tag your content

Use these hashtags to amplify the reach of your post
Tag these handles below to engage more partners and boost engagement

Add a simple ask

Share a link for your followers to learn more
Encourage others to retweet or share their own posts about #UHC and #AfricaHealth2019

Link back to this toolkit

Share this toolkit with your followers to provide a resource for Africa Health 2019 content

HASHTAGS

Primary Hashtag

#AfricaHealth2019

Secondary Hashtags

#AHAIC2019
#HealthForAll
#UHC

HANDLES

Partners

Amref Health Africa: @Amref_Worldwide
Ministry of Health, Rwanda: @RwandaHealth
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK): @GSK
Johnson & Johnson: @JNJGlobalHealth
Philips: @Philips
Takeda: @TakedaPharma
CDC Global Health: @CDCGlobal
Aga Khan Foundation: @AKF_Global
Amref Flying Doctors: @Amref_NL
Amref Kenya: @Amref_Kenya
Amref-Pharm Access: @_iPush
Elsevier: @ElsevierConnect
GE Healthcare: @GEHealthcare
Global Health Strategies (GHS): @GHS
PATH: @PATHTweets
Results for Development (R4D): @Results4dev
SPARC: @SPARC_Africa
Jhpiego: @Jhpiego
Management Sciences for Health (MSH): @MSHHealthImpact
Nutrition International: @NutritionIntl
PharmAccess Foundation: @PharmAccessOrg
Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI): @ImprovingPHC
Vestergaard: @vestergaard
UNAIDS: @UNAIDS
UNFPA: @UNFPA
UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office: @UNFPA_ESARO
UNFPA Zambia: @UNFPAZambia
USP: @USPharmacopeia
Africa Media Network on Health: @AMN_Health
Medtronic Foundation: @MDTFoundation
Access to Medicine Foundation: @AtMIndex

Africa Population and Health Research Center (APHRC): @aphrc
BroadReach: @broadreachinfo
Equitable Health Access Initiative (EHAI): @Ehainigeriaorg
IntraHealth International: @IntraHealth
Last Mile Health: @LastMileHealth
NCD Alliance: @NCDAlliance
Babylon Health: @babylonhealth
bioMérieux: @biomerieux
Planned Parenthood Global: @ppglobe
CNBC Africa: @cnbcafrica
Devex: @devex
Novartis: @Novartis
Center for Reproductive Rights: @ReproRights
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF): @CIFFchild
Ipas: @IpasOrg
The Girl Generation: @TheGirlGen
UHC2030: @UHC2030
City Cancer Challenge Foundation: @uicc
Embassy of Sweden, Lusaka: @SwedeninZM
UN Foundation: @unfoundation
World Economic Forum: @wef
UN Global Compact: @globalcompact
ACHEST: @ACHEST1
Health Action International: @HAImedicines
Wemos: @Wemos
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs: @DutchMFA
Communities at the Heart of UHC Campaign: @UHC4Communities
Development Research and Project Center PACFaH@Scale project: 
@PACFaHatSCALE @drpc_nig
IPPFARO: @IPPFAR
RBM: @endmalaria

 

Speakers

Hon Dr Diane Gashumba: @DianeGashumba, @RwandaHealth
Dr Githinji Gitahi: @daktari1, @Amref_Worldwide
HE Mrs Toyin Saraki: @ToyinSaraki, @wellbeingafrica ‏
Hon Ummy Mwalimu: @umwalimu
Hon Chifalu Chilufya: @mohzambia
Hon Sicily Kariuki: @SicilyKariuki , @MOH_Kenya ‏
Hon Sarah Opendi: @MinofHealthUG
Dr Soumya Swaminathan: @doctorSoumya, @WHO
Rogerio Riberio: @GSK
Dr Marijke Wijnroks: @MarijkeWijnroks, @GlobalFund
Ronald de Jong: @Philips
Farid Fezoua: @FFezoua, @GEHealthcare
Katja Iversen: @Katja_Iversen, @WomenDeliver
Jean Kagubare: @jean_kagubare, @gatesfoundation
Richard Tusabe: @Richard_Tusabe, @RSSB_Rwanda
Raj Kumar: @raj_devex, @devex
Nathaniel Otoo: @nat_otoo

Dr Angela Gichaga: @FinancingAllian
Ellen Van De Poel: @EllenVandePoel, @theGFF, @WorldBank
Benjamin Nortey: @Bennortey
Prof Marion Mutugi: @Mwmutugi, @AmrefUniversity
Dr Stephen Mutwiwa: @Smutwiwa0 , @Jhpiego
Simon Berry: @51m0n, @colalife
Magnus Conteh: @MagnusContehIE, @LastMileHealth
Dr Amit Thakker: @docthakker, @AfricaHealthFed
Dr Waruguru Wanjau: @Lagugu
Esite E. Winifred: @Winifre97621979, @official_famsa
Monique Dolfing: @PharmAccessOrg
John Kinuthia: @OpenBudgets
Dr Priya Balasubramaniam: @thePHFI
Nice Nailantei: @NiceLengete
Prof Miriam Were: @MiriamKWere
Dr Belay Begashaw: @SDGCAfrica
Prof Philip Cotton: @ccpcotton
Dr Rhoopa Dhatt: @RhoopaDhatt @womeninGH

SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES

Graphics and GIFs (click to expand & download)

Twitter Graphics

Facebook Graphics (click to expand)
Instagram Graphics (click to expand)

Videos

Social Media Messages

  • #AfricaHealth2019 will catalyse discussions on achieving #UHC in Africa. Don’t miss it. ahaic.org #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • Health is a human right and a cornerstone of sustainable development, but millions around the 🌍 are still waiting for essential health services. Join us at #AfricaHealth2019 to discuss how Africa can accelerate progress on #UHC. ahaic.org #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • Africa is at a critical moment in the pursuit of #UHC. #AfricaHealth2019 is the continent’s largest health convening to map a pathway toward #HealthForAll. #AHAIC2019
  • All sectors have a role to play in advancing #UHC in Africa. #AfricaHealth2019 will bring together 1500+ diverse stakeholders to join the conversation. Get involved: ahaic.org #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • Achieving #UHC in Africa is possible – but we need collective action now. #AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC 2019 #HealthForAll
  • #UHC improves people’s health, reduces poverty, and fuels economic growth. When families have access to affordable, quality care, they can choose to send their children to school, start a business & save for emergencies. #AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • African heads of state have affirmed that #UHC is essential for national and global security and prosperity – now is the time to turn these commitments into action. #AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • #UHC is morally right, economically smart & urgently needed. Countries can and must commit to strong health systems that leave no one behind.#AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • Health is a human right. #UHC ensures that everyone, everywhere can access the health care they need, without discrimination or financial hardship. #AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • #UHC can ensure that getting sick does not mean going bankrupt. Investment in Africa’s health systems is key to inclusive and sustainable growth. #AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC 2019 #HealthForAll 
  • Political will for #UHC in Africa is at an all-time high. Now, governments must turn these commitments into action to ensure that everyone can access & afford quality health services. #AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll 
  • #AfricaHealth2019 is the premier convening focused on challenges and opportunities to advance #UHC and improve health in Africa. Join delegates from across sectors and around the globe in discussion of how to achieve #HealthForAll: ahaic.org #AHAIC2019
  • Each year, 11 million Africans are pushed into poverty because of out-of-pocket medical expenses. #AfricaHealth2019 is an opportunity for leaders and advocates to come together to chart a path forward to achieve #HealthForAll in Africa. #AHAIC2019 #UHC
  • Achieving #UHC in Africa is an ambitious goal, but it is not an impossible one – we’re excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work on the path to #HealthForAll at #AfricaHealth2019. Join us: ahaic.org #AHAIC2019
  • What’s on the agenda for #AfricaHealth2019? Looking forward to discussing #UHC and Africa’s most pressing health issues over 3 days packed with micro-labs, workshops, town halls, panels, roundtables, performances and more. #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • #AfricaHealth2019 is hosted on African soil and led by African voices. This conference will catalyse conversations and map home-grown solutions to achieve #UHC in Africa – and we can’t wait. #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll
  • #AfricaHealth2019 will be a place to learn, connect and inspire. Exciting to see advocates and leaders from across Africa & around the world come together to map a vision for achieving #UHC in Africa. #AHAIC2019 #HealthForAll

IN THE NEWS

“#UHC is an investment in a nation’s socio-economic development – & therefore is not a cost, but an investment for the future.” Great interview w/ @daktari1 @cnbcafrica on Africa’s path to #HealthForAll. Join the conversation at #AfricaHealth2019! https://bit.ly/2HTG2WM

In @devex, @Amref_Worldwide’s @daktari1 & @Philips’s Carla Kiwet comment on the need for redoubled efforts on #UHC to achieve #HealthforAll by 2030. Join the conversation at #AfricaHealth2019.

“As Rwanda’s case demonstrates, it is possible for even a low-income country to provide publicly financed, quality health services to all” – @Amref_Worldwide’s @daktari1 for @TRF_Stories. #AfricaHealth2019 #HealthForAll #UHC https://tmsnrt.rs/2qokqXa

“Health is a basic human right.” Check out @daktari1’s op-ed for @BD_Africa on Africa’s health challenges & the way forward to #HealthForAll. #AfricaHealth2019 #UHC https://bit.ly/2G8lx7S

“The path to #HealthForAll is the same path to economic growth & prosperity – these goals are inextricably linked.” @Amref_Worldwide’s @daktari1 on why #UHC is everyone’s business. @BusInsiderSSA #AfricaHealth2019 #AHAIC2019 https://bit.ly/2SAWoIO

YOUTH PRE-CONFERENCE

Hashtags

#Youth4UHC
#AHAICYouth2019
#AfricaHealth2019

Handles

Twitter: @ahaicyouth
Facebook: @AHAICYouthPreconference
Instagram: @ahaicyouth

Graphics (click to expand & download)

Social Media Messages

  • I’m now part of the #Youth4UHC Movement. Are you? Learn more at: https://bit.ly/2Dv9SM2 #AHAICYouth2019 #AfricaHealth2019
  • I’m proud to announce that I’m now part of the #Youth4UHC Movement! Check out https://bit.ly/2Dv9SM2 for more information. #AHAICYouth2019 #AfricaHealth2019
  • I’ll be in Kigali, Rwanda for the #AHAICYouth2019 pre-conference from 3-4 March. Register here: https://bit.ly/2Dv9SM2 #Youth4UHC #AfricaHealth2019
  • The game is changing! It’s time for the youth in Africa to take over the destinies of their nations! https://bit.ly/2Dv9SM2 #Youth4UHC #AHAICYouth2019 #AfricaHealth2019
  • Join me in Kigali, Rwanda for the #AHAICYouth2019 Pre-conference from 3-4 March! Go to https://bit.ly/2Dv9SM2 to learn more. #Youth4UHC #AfricaHealth2019

PARTNER CONTENT

African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
SIDA/Regional SRHR Team, Embassy of Sweden, Lusaka & UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office
City Cancer Challenge Foundation
African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
IntraHealth International / Switchpoint
NCD Alliance
Nutrition International
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Amref Health Africa, UN Foundation, UHC2030, World Economic Forum & UN Global Compact
The Development Research and Project Center – PACFaH@Scale project (DPRC PAS)
Health Systems Advocacy Partnership
Last Mile Health & Communities at the Heart of UHC Campaign
Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) 
Amref Health Africa, the African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation, Health Action International, Wemos, UNFPA Zambia & IPPFARO
Vestergaard & RBM
GSK & Amref Health Africa
Global Health Strategies (GHS)
The Strategic Purchasing Africa Research Centre (SPARC)
USP
SPARC
SPARC
SPARC
SPARC
SPARC
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Amref Enterprises Limited, Takeda & Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Global Health Strategies (GHS)
SIDA/Regional SRHR Team, Embassy of Sweden, Lusaka & UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office