From January 28-February 2, 2020, CSEM Advisory Group members Dr. Cary James, Evalin Karijo, Dr. Justin Koonin, Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, and Masaki Inaba participated in the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference had a Universal Health Coverage (UHC) focus, with the theme “Accelerating Progress towards UHC.” The CSEM representatives led and participated in various UHC2030-led events and sessions organized by partners. We highlight their participation in UHC2030-hosted activities below.
Reaching Those Furthest Behind: Consultation on the State of the UHC Commitment Report
The Reaching Those Furthest Behind: Consultation on the State of the UHC Commitment Report event, led by UHC2030, was held on January 30, 2020. The main objective of the side event was to share multi-stakeholder perspectives on ways to strengthen advocacy and accountability efforts under the UHC Movement. The meeting was an opportunity for stakeholders to get information and provide input on the preliminary analytical framework underpinning the new State of UHC Commitment report that UHC2030 is developing. The report aims to support the implementation of the UHC Political Declaration adopted at the UN HLM.
Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh and Dr. Justin Koonin presented on “InEquity in UHC.” The presentation shared preliminary findings on who is left behind from the health system. As a key outcome of the event, UHC2030 will establish a task force to develop the State of UHC Commitment review, analytical framework for the review and provide inputs to specific chapters of the report. The CSEM will continue to provide updates on this process as they become available.
To access the presentation by the CSEM, click here.
Power of Social participation: a key contributor towards UHC and Sustainability
The CSEM Advisory Group members also participated in other events, including the Power of Social participation: a key contributor towards UHC and Sustainability. UHC2030 co-hosted the event with the Social Participation Technical Network (SPTN), among other partners. CSEM Advisory Group member Dr. Koonin, chair of the SPTN, moderated the session. The focus of the discussion was on meaningful social participation in health governance processes for UHC and emphasized the role of populations, community, and civil society in achieving UHC goals. Central to the discussion was the Handbook on Social Participation for UHC, currently being developed by WHO. To learn more about the handbook, visit the UHC2030 website here and participate in the Handbook on Social Participation for UHC in-depth webinar series. Currently, UHC2030 is leading an ongoing consultation on the content of the handbook, which you can contribute to by filling out this survey. The launch of the finalized handbook will take place during the World Health Assembly.