East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA HC) is a regional
inter-governmental health organization that fosters and promotes regional
cooperation in health among member states. Member sates of the ECSA Health
community include Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland,
United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ECSA was established
in 1974 to foster and strengthen regional cooperation and capacity to address
the health needs of the member states.
Through partnerships with diverse
institutions, ECSA’s activities also spread to other countries in Africa to
address common health challenges facing the region. The ECSA Health Community
works with countries and partners to raise the standard of health for the
people of the ECSA region by promoting efficiency and effectiveness of health
services through cooperation, collaboration, research, capacity building,
policy development and advocacy.