Value Health Africa (VAHA)
VAHA will organize an advocacy forum on UHC with stakeholders providing health services in an area faced with armed conflict, the North West Region of Cameroon. Since 2016, political and social instability has had a negative impact on the civilian population of Cameroon’s South-West and North West Regions, leading to at least 437,000 people currently internally displaced. Due to the worsening health situation in these areas, many international and National Health Service providers have engaged in the provision of health services in this conflict zones. One of the short comings of this intervention is that these health service providers most often lack information on what has been done in communities and areas in need of services. This sometimes leads to repetition in the provision of services by these organizations while other areas lack essential health services.
In commemoration of the universal health coverage day 2019, our goal is to organize a meeting with health care providers, community representatives and civil society organizations to form a UHC coalition in North West Region of Cameroon. We aim to develop a framework for collaboration between health care providers to ensure universal health coverage in the North West Region. This two day advocacy and collaborative workshop is scheduled to take place on 11 and 12 December, where civil society organizations and NGOs can create potential partnerships community representatives can voice out their health needs so they will be excited to attend the event.
Location: Bamenda, Cameroon
Learn more: www.valuehealthafrica.org