Online Meeting “Our Voices Matter: Shaping Priorities for Social Participation in Health Reform”

This online session aimed to gather civil society and communities to engage in the next steps to advance social participation for UHC in the lead up to the UN High-level Meetings on Health in September and to the adoption of a WHA Resolution on social participation in 2024.  Please find more information here. 

Speakers include:
Nanoot Mathurapote, Head of Global Collaboration Unit, National Health Commission Office, Thailand
Lara Brearley, Consultant, World Health Organization
Laura Philidor, Advocacy and Communications Officer, CSEM Secretariat, WACI Health
Kurt Frieder, President of Fundación Huésped
David Peiris, Acting Chief Scientist and Director, Global Primary Health Care Program (Better Care), The George Institute for Global Health

Opening remarks – Kurt Frieder (5 minutes)
Country perspectives: a journey of social participation in Thailand – Nanoot Mathurapote (10 minutes)
Overview of draft WHO Technical Background Paper on Social Participation for UHC – Lara Brearley (15 minutes)
Interactive dialogue with participants – moderated by David Peiris (35 minutes)
Closing remarks – Laura Philidor (10 minutes)

How to engage in the next steps:

  • Fill out the Survey on the Technical Background Paper by June 25th
  • [NEW] Use the The Advocacy brief– developed to guide civil society actions towards building support for a WHA Resolution on social participation

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Thank you for your support and your tireless engagement to achieve #HealthForAll!