Long-term Desired Outcome
There has been substantial global progress in life expectancy since CPAR’s establishment in 1984. People in Sub-Saharan African can expect to live for 11 years longer than the generation that went before them. Reductions in child mortality, improved nutrition and access to drinking water have driven life expectancy from 49.7 years in 1990 to 60.7 years in 2017.
Although much progress has been made, there is a real gap in the support that local governments, health centres and communities receive in improving weak health systems that needs to be filled with expertise, support and funding. We believe that improving weak health systems is instrumental to improved health.
In 2018, CPAR introduced our new mission, moving from a broad community development perspective to one focused on building strong health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa.