One of the most powerful weapons in the fight against preventable diseases is the human voice. Yvonne Chaka Chaka has long used her voice to fight disease inequity and social injustice. She has been a tireless campaigner, using her music, her voice and her unique convening power to draw global attention to the many Health and Education issues affecting Africa.
Yvonne’s passion to fight for the Africa she wants and believes in, has resulted in the POAF working to raise awareness and influence policy-makers to reduce the impact of infectious diseases across African Communities and to improve reproductive, maternal child and newborn health. The Foundation’s Health and Education advocacy objectives are achieved by working in partnership with other organisations.
Over the years the Foundation has collaborated with many partners to call on Donor and African governments to financially support the lifesaving work of the Global Fund against AIDS TB and Malaria, GAVI, Roll Back Malaria, Stop TB, UNAIDS, PMNCH, UNITAID and many more.
Through The Princess of Africa Foundation, Yvonne Chaka Chaka continues to engage world leaders on critical issues impacting people’s Health and Education. calling for greater real political will. The Foundation acts with partners as a catalyst for change generating political commitment to increase investment to end Malaria TB and AIDS and to invest more in the health and education of women and children in Africa.
While important progress has been made in the fight against communicable diseases and increased access to Healthcare, much more work remains to achieve the sustainable Development Goals SDGs. The Foundation is dedicated to seeing its vision of strong political will, effective governance, accountability and transparency translate into substantive commitments by governments and the Private sector which in turn are implemented to achieve real impact.
The Foundation’s work would be insurmountable without the strong collaborative efforts from our partners. We are dedicated to creating positive change in African communities and countries. For success, it is essential for all organisations to work together in the most effective way to bring about this change in the world.