When the global community renewed its commitment to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), we made a promise to secure health access for all and to prioritize hard-to-reach populations. Community health programs are critical to achieving this goal. To deliver optimal outcomes, community health programming must be integrated into national health systems, be financially sustainable and rooted in quality. Our vision is recognition and commitment to community health programs across the UHC agenda.
Communities at the Heart of UHC is a multiyear global campaign working to leverage political commitments for UHC by promoting community health and its champions from the global to sub-national level, and to track in-country financial commitments to UHC and community health.
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We believe that communities are at the heart of Universal Health Coverage and support efforts to strengthen the primary health care system beyond the facility level to increase access to quality health care and services for the hardest-to-reach communities.
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Financing Alliance for Health (FAH) is a founding member of the Communities at the Heart of UHC Campaign. The organization works to help governments design and fund ambitious, highly effective, affordable, and at-scale health systems. FAH strongly believes that community health systems are an integral part of the larger primary health care system and that community health workers and are a key component of the continuum of care within the larger human resources for health strategy. For #IWD2020, we asked Nelly Wakaba, FAH’s country engagement and support director, why financing and equality are important to achieving health for all. Read full interview here.
WHO WE ARE
Amref Health Africa, Aspen Management Partnership for Health, Financing Alliance for Health, the International Rescue Committee, Last Mile Health and Living Goods work together to elevate the visibility of community health within the UHC space. These groups are part of the larger movement of key organizations, including UHC2030, donors and country leaders, working to increase the dialogue on community health programs globally and advocate for funding through domestic resources and foreign assistance.