From global to local and back again: Perspectives on community engagement in UHC
The George Institute for Global Health, India, has organised its sixth evidence2policy (e2p) virtual lecture invited Dr. Justin Koonin to speak on the topic “From global to local and back again: Perspectives on community engagement in universal health coverage.”
Engaging communities in designing and promoting health and wellbeing is logical - and arguably necessary - to success. But how is it done effectively, at both a local and global level? How can we use the insights provided at a local level to shape policies at a global level, that are relevant and can be implemented in a variety of contexts? In this lecture, Dr Justin Koonin has drawn on his contrasting experiences as both a local community member and steering committee member of global policy bodies, including his role as co-chair of UHC2030 - the international multistakeholder partnership for Universal Health Coverage - discussed the intrinsic value of community engagement, and outline different levels, depths and breadths in design and implementation of public health programs.
Following the lecture, there was a fireside chat moderated by Rosemary Mburu, Executive Director, WACI Health, Kenya.