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.
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.
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.
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.”