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FEATURED
International Women's Day Spotlight

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.

Recap on the UN High-Level Meeting
on Universal Health Coverage

On September 23, United Nations Member States adopted the Political Declaration on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) . This is a significant landmark for global health advocates as the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level. Read more here.

Campaign's 2020 Strategy is Here!

Throughout 2020, the campaign will work to ensure that community health is a politically and financially supported priority at national levels and incorporated into long-term, government-led strategies. Community health advocates need to leverage public statements made by political leaders to hold them accountable and work together to advocate for public disclosures of health expenditures. Read more on our strategy and objectives here.

 

Post High-Level Meeting Action Planning

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, members of the Communities at the Heart of UHC Campaign came together to discuss next steps following the adoption of the Political Declaration on UHC. The meeting included an engaging dialogue with featured panelists:

  • Dr. Michael Bukenya, Member of Parliament, Uganda

  • Dr. Lola Dare, CHESTRAD

  • Angela Gichaga, Financing Alliance for Health

  • Ruth Ngechu, Living Goods

  • Rob Yates, Chatham House


The conversation covered many topics involving supporting countries to reach UHC and coordinating advocacy efforts. To read about the main takeaways and themes from the meeting, as well as a list of participants, read the full text here.

Communities at the Heart of UHC Marks World Healthworker Week: Follow Ann's Story Here

This Ann, a community health worker in southern Kenya. Her community unanimously chose her for this important work. “I love this job because this way I can give back to my own community.”

EVENTS

September 2018

UN General Assembly

Jeffersonian discussion to launch campaign and gather input for call to action at the Rockefeller Foundation featuring ministers of health and global health experts

Call to Action launched during official side event with key influencers calling for the inclusion of community health in UHC reports

November 2018

GFF Replenishment

Countries/influencers push for inclusion; possibility to capitalize on frontline first window

December 2018

UHC Day

Online advocacy action linking to campaign

African leaders announce commitment to community health component of UHC reports

Side event to highlight commitment from all stakeholders

June 2019

Women Deliver

Highlight the importance of CHWs in realizing sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls

Countries report on community health as part of UHC report

All 193 Member States of the United Nations are represented  to discuss and work together on a variety of international issues covered by the UN Charter,

This is the CORE Group's first regional conference on community health.

The conference aims to mobilize the political will and financial commitments urgently needed to fully implement the ICPD Program of Action.

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