Engaging communities and leaving no-one behind is central to achieving the transformative promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). However, governments and global health institutions have failed to meaningfully engage diverse communities in the UHC processes, and any attempts to date have been slow and inconsistent.
As part of the second edition of the State of UHC Commitment report 2021, the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM) is working with a range of civil society organizations and community groups to coordinate country level conversations with diverse populations, including those currently being left behind in UHC decision-making. This event will enable these conversations to continue at the global level, and engage pivotal global UHC stakeholders to advocate for the rights of those left behind to be able to participate in health governance processes at the national and global levels.
Co-hosted by: Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030, Communities at the Heart of UHC, Global Health Council, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, NCD Alliance, Save the Children, UNAIDS
Ms. Eliana Monteforte, Director, Special Projects, Global Health Council
Dr. Pierre Yameogo, Technical Secretary of UHC, Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso
Mr.Farouk Hwedy, Migrant, Member of Red Cross Health Team, Bosnia and Herzegovina Red Cross Society
Mr. John Gikonyo, President, Renal Patients Society of Kenya
Dr. Laurel Sprague, Special Advisor, Community Mobilization, Gender, Human Right and Community Department, UNAIDS
Dr. Justin Koonin, Co-Chair, UHC2030 and President, ACON
Ms. Carthi Mannikarottu, Communications Officer, CSEM
The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Advisory Group Member, CSEM and Executive Director, Center for Supporting Community Development