Dear CSEM members and partners,

Please mark your calendars for the launch event of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM)‘s Health for All Advocacy Toolkit on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 at 8:00 ET/14:00 CEST. We received numerous inputs on the beta version shared last month and are hard at work updating the web-based tool in English, Spanish, and French. Join us at the online launch event to learn more!

Co-organized with UHC2030 and partners, the launch event will include discussions on civil society advocacy for universal health coverage (UHC) and its impact, the background of the Health for All Advocacy Toolkit, and how it can be used. Speakers include representatives of communities and civil society organizations who advocate for UHC, leaders from regional civil society networks, and representatives of UHC2030 and CSEM.

An event agenda, list of partners and speakers, and registration link will be shared shortly.

Advocating for Universal Health Coverage: A New Toolkit for Civil Society

Tuesday, 28 September 2021
8am-9am New York | 2pm-3pm Geneva | 3pm-4pm Nairobi

Zoom: Registration link TBA

CSEM developed the Health for All Advocacy Toolkit to strengthen capacity, inspire action and mobilize civil society in support of the global movement for UHC. It is based on the understanding that health is a human right and our combined efforts are needed to ensure that the UHC conversation spans before, within, and beyond health system walls to reflect the realities of people and communities.

The Toolkit introduces primary UHC concepts and presents key information and tools for civil society to advocate for UHC, hold policy-makers accountable for their commitments, and support a broad social movement to achieve health for all. The resources are also useful for civil society organizations to incorporate UHC principles in ongoing advocacy for specific health issues or sustainable development goals (SDGs) beyond health.

Beginning in late-October, a series of in-depth workshops will be organized virtually by region to increase familiarity with the toolkit content, reach a broader group of CSOs in countries, and facilitate networking among civil society and community advocates. Please feel free to share this invitation widely.