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UHC2030’s Civil Society Engagement Mechanism shares some of their advocacy activities and events from the past three months. We hope you will engage with their campaigns and take action for UHC.
#UHC4me Global Video Campaign
Ahead of the UN HLM on UHC and beyond, the CSEM launched the #UHC4me campaign. They call on everybody, everywhere to join the quest for Universal Health Coverage, leaving no one behind. Through the #UHC4me Global Video Campaign, the CSEM calls on people all over the world to spread the message in as many world languages as possible. Please join the campaign by uploading a video UHC message in your local language. Visit the campaign page and follow three easy steps!
UN HLM Priority Actions Consultations
The CSEM conducted a series of consultation processes to gather inputs to inform global health initiatives in 2019, and gather inputs from civil society and communities to help shape key asks for the HLM on UHC prepared by UHC2030. Over 300 civil society from 50 countries provided inputs to the priority actions document from a combination of face-to-face consultations and a survey. The document outlines the calls to action for the UN HLM on UHC.
UN HLM on UHC Informational Webinars
From March 4-7, 2019 CSEM hosted a series of informational webinars on the HLM on UHC. The webinars were conducted in English, French and Spanish to answer the following questions: What is the UN HLM on UHC and why is it important for civil society? How can civil society advocate at the country level to ensure the HLM has a strong outcome? If you missed this session, you can watch the webinars and download the presentations in English, French or Spanish here.
GAP Civil Society Advisory Group
The CSEM is happy to announce members of the newly assembled Advisory Group for the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing for All – Uniting to Accelerate Progress towards the Health-Related SDGs (GAP). Following an open call and selection process led by a global selection committee, eight representatives from diverse backgrounds joined the group to ensure that civil society is actively engaged in the Global Action Plan development process. To meet the Advisory Group, click here. To learn more about their work, click here.
CSEM at AHAIC2019
CSEM was active at the Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC), held in Kigali from March 5-7, 2019. Amref Health Africa hosted the conference under the theme 2030 Now: Multi-Sectoral Action to Achieve Universal health Coverage in Africa. CSEM Advisory Group members Brian Atuhaire, Justin Koonin, Rachel Ndirangu and Itai Rusike led and participated in key conversations, including four CSEM co-led events. Click here to read more about the CSEM’s participation in this conference.
G20 UHC Financing Report Webinar
The CSEM and World Bank co-hosted a webinar for civil society on the G20 UHC Financing Report. The report discusses the role of health financing systems in driving sustainable and equitable economic growth and accelerating global progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). It will be tabled for discussion at the G20 finance ministers meeting on June 8-9 in Fukuoka, Japan. Additionally, finance and health ministers will discuss the document at a joint meeting on the eve of the G20 Leaders’ Summit on June 27 in Osaka, Japan. To watch the webinar and download the presentation, click here.
Communications and Advocacy Strategy
The CSEM finalized and published their communications and advocacy strategy. Click here to read the strategy.
HLM Country Advocacy Meetings
Beginning in April, International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), UNAIDS and CSEM will organize country advocacy meetings in 14 countries, using the UHC2030 Key Asks and CSEM Priority Actions to mobilize political leadership and influence the overall outcome of the UN HLM. These country advocacy meetings on UHC will provide civil society with a national level platform to advocate for an effective UN HLM that results in ambitious national commitments to advance UHC. The CSEM will report on the meetings.