12 December 2018

UHC2030 launched an eLearning course on universal health coverage advocacy

eLearning course: your guide to Universal Health Coverage Advocacy

On the International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) in 2018, UHC2030 launched an eLearning course on universal health coverage advocacy. This course offers bitesize online modules to learn about the UHC2030 Advocacy Guide. The first module on UHC2030 Framework for Advocates is now available on the Open Learning Campus platform, and will be followed by the second module on Preparing for UHC Advocacy in English and the two modules in French in January 2019.

UHC2030 Advocacy Guide:

The UHC2030 Advocacy Guide provides an overview of what universal health coverage is, why it matters and how advocates can mobilise bottom-up change at the grassroots and community level to influence national level policies and make meaningful health system reforms, ensuring that no one is left behind.

The guide aims to share specific tools to help advocates call on policy and decision makers to focus on improving three pillars of Healthy systems for universal health coverage - a joint vision for healthy lives: service delivery, health financing and governance. The intersection of these three pillars aims to create an environment in which UHC is a measurable and achievable goal – something we can all get behind.

The UHC2030 Advocacy Guide is a resource to help a wide range of universal health coverage advocates – spanning government, parliamentarians, academia, civil society, the private sector and more – to conceptualise conceptualize and execute successful advocacy strategies that advance UHC at community, regional, national and global levels.

Course Overview:

Objectives of this course are to provide an overview of UHC, explain why UHC matters, and delineate how one can mobilise bottom-up change to influence national-level policies and enact meaningful health system reforms.

Module 1: UHC2030 Framework for Advocates

  • Expected learning time: 10 minutes
  • Outline:
    • Why UHC matters
    • Overview of UHC
    • Overview of UHC2030 Advocacy Guide
    • Delineate how to mobilise

Module 2: Preparing for UHC Advocacy

  • Expected learning time: 10 minutes
  • Outlie:
    • A Step-by-Step Guide: Audience, Message, Messengers, Delivery, Resources, Gaps, First Steps
    • Policy Areas and Actions: Service Delivery, Health Financing, Governance
    • Evaluation: Measure audience’s opinions and actions, Re-visit topics


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