High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage, New York, USA, 23 September 2019

17 September, 2019

CSEM (Civil Society Engagement Movement) on UHC for the UN HLM on 23rd September 2019, has released the statement below and is seeking individuals and groups to speak out to hopefully strengthen the anticipated UN statement at the HLM: Read on

' You might have heard it already: After long negotiations, UN Member States finally reached a “silent” consensus on the Political Declaration of the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC.

· See communication by UNGA President: http://bit.ly/2kx1fv3

· Read the full Political Declaration here http://bit.ly/2lVh4vy

· Find enclosed an (unauthorized) PDF “text” version of the political declaration.

Looking at #HLMUHC on Twitter <https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HLMUHC&src=typed_query>, you will see that initial civil society reactions on the Political Declaration vary between relief (at least a political declaration, and it "covers" the contested fields of SRHR, gender, health of migrants/refugees and various other issues for which groups have been advocating) and disappointment (overall weak language on the core of UHC, empty promises, tokenized civil society).

And what is your reaction?

For a closer look at the Political Declaration, please refer to a critical civil society assessment jointly drafted and published today by the People’s Health Movement (lead), Partners In Health, Sama, Public Services

International and Medicus Mundi International (enclosure). You can access and endorse the civil society assessment on the PHM website:

https://phmovement.org/civil-society-assessment-of-the-political-declara...

Joseph Ana

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HIFA profile: Joseph Ana is the Lead Consultant and Trainer at the Africa Centre for Clinical Governance Research and Patient Safety in Calabar, Nigeria. In 2015 he won the NMA Award of Excellence for establishing 12-Pillar Clinical Governance, Quality and Safety initiative in Nigeria. He has been the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) National Committee on Clinical Governance and Research since 2012. He is also Chairman of the Quality & Performance subcommittee of the Technical Working Group for the implementation of the Nigeria Health Act. He is a pioneer Trustee-Director of the NMF (Nigerian Medical Forum) which took the BMJ to West Africa in 1995. He is particularly interested in strengthening health systems for quality and safety in LMICs. He has written Five books on the 12-Pillar Clinical Governance for LMICs, including a TOOLS for Implementation. He established the Department of Clinical Governance, Servicom & e-health in the Cross River State Ministry of Health, Nigeria in 2007. Website: www.hriwestafrica.com Joseph is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA working group on Community Health Workers.

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Email: jneana AT yahoo.co.uk