About the CSEM

The Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM) is the civil society constituent of UHC2030 (formerly the International Health Partnership, IHP+), the global movement to build stronger health systems for universal health coverage (UHC).

The CSEM raises civil society voices in UHC2030 to ensure that UHC policies are inclusive and equitable, and that systematic attention is given to the most marginalized and vulnerable populations so that no one is left behind.

We aim to do this through:

  • Influencing policy design and implementation
  • Lobbying for participatory and inclusive policy development and implementation processes
  • Strengthening citizen-led social accountability mechanisms
  • Promoting coordination between civil society organization (CSO) platforms and networks working on health-related issues at the national, regional and global levels
  • Enabling civil society to have a voice in the UHC2030 movement


  • To strengthen an inclusive and broad UHC/Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) movement at global, regional, and national levels.
  • To influence policy design and implementation of UHC/HSS on the national and global levels, in favor of vulnerable and marginalized persons.
  • To strengthen citizen-led and social accountability mechanisms at sub-national, national, regional, and global levels, following the principle of Leaving No One Behind.
  • To ensure greater coordination and harmonization between CSO platforms and networks working on health-related issues.

Guiding Principles

  • Ensure Mutual Accountability
  • Guarantee Representativeness
  • Promote Equity

    About UHC2030

    UHC2030 is the global movement to strengthen health systems for universal health coverage. UHC2030 provides a multi-stakeholder platform that promotes collaborative working at global and country levels on health systems strengthening. We advocate increased political commitment to UHC and facilitate accountability and knowledge sharing.