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Post High-Level Meeting Action Planning
Our Calls to Action

When the global community renewed its commitment to achieve Universal Health Coverage, we made a promise to secure health access for all and to prioritize hard-to-reach populations. Community-based primary health care is critical for achieving this goal as it bridges the gap between facilities and a country’s hardest-to-reach populations. The Communities at the Heart of UHC Campaign calls for the prioritization of quality community health programs that are financially sustainable and integrated in country health systems at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on UHC (HLM-UHC). To learn more see our Call to Action and Extended Call to Action, which has additional details.

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.”

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.


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


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.