In 2021 and 2022, the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM) and the organizing partners led 37 civil society consultations as part of the multi-stakeholder State of the UHC Commitment Review. The consultations captured stories, experiences and perspectives of civil society and communities that show the real progress made toward universal health coverage (UHC) on the ground.
Participants across the over 40 countries represented highlighted recommendations for policy and advocacy actions that must be accelerated to close the gaps and achieve UHC. In the lead-up to the 2023 United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on UHC, these recommendations will shape our joint strategy to hold leaders accountable and call for a renewed, refocused attention to achieve health for all.
*NEW* In 2022, focus groups were held in: Argentina, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Italy, Jordan, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Philippines, Senegal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Uruguay.
In 2021, focus groups were held in: Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lao PDR, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, South Africa, United States (US), Vietnam. A separate focus group included participants from seven countries in the Caribbean region: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Haiti, St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Partners for the global planning and implementation of the consultations are:
APCASO [2021-2022], Global Health Council [2020-2021], International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) [2020-2022], Living Goods , NCD Alliance [2021-2022], Réseau Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels (RAME) [2021-2022], Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) , UNAIDS [2020-2022], People’s Health Movement (PHM) , United for Global Mental Health (UnitedGMH) [2021-2022].
From Commitments to Action: Civil Society Perspectives on Reaching Universal Health Coverage
2022 Key Recommendations
Annex 1: Description of consultations, by participating country
Annex 2: Guiding questions and facilitator notes for focus groups
Annex 1-2: Description of consultations and guiding questions
Country Reports – 2022 Focus Groups
Focus group reports from implementing partners in 2022 are available to reference below. 2021 reports will be added shortly.