n African Renaissance - The role of the civil society in organized efforts to improve healthcare delivery in Africa

Volume 3, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


The civil society in both developed and developing nations are now widely recognized for their work as important instruments of policy making in the public sector, and, increasingly also in the private sector. As representatives of important constituencies and stakeholders in nation building, and often representing those that are not in the driver's seat of policy making, civil society Organizations serve as major watchdogs of government policies. Civil society organizations also act as critical sounding boards for proposed government policies, especially those that may impact on the lives of poor individuals and their families. In many local communities, state governments and national government activities, civil society organizations are the last hope for poor disenfranchised or stigmatized target populations to make their feelings known to policy makers and to present their priorities and dreams about the future.

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