Recognizing that our work to save lives and improve the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people cannot be completed alone, MSH collaborates with the public health community to support and serve many global initiatives that align with our mission and vision.
Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage
Organized in 2010, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) is a community of more than 30 member countries that facilitates practitioner-to-practitioner learning to jointly problem-solve, generate global knowledge, and adapt practical solutions to country-specific challenges on their pathways toward universal health coverage.
Beginning in 2018, MSH serves the JLN in the role of Network Manager, working in close collaboration with the JLN Steering Group to support member countries with network coordination, administration, and stewardship aligned with member country demand as the network implements its 2018-2022 strategy.
Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030
MSH and WACI Health—an African regional advocacy organization—co-hosts the UHC2030 Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM), the civil society constituent of the UHC2030 International Health Partnership (UHC2030).
A one-stop advocacy and accountability shop on universal health coverage, the CSEM will give special focus to civil society’s critical role in shaping and monitoring the COVID-19 response in the coming year.
Our experience in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) policy, advocacy, and communications, informed by our health systems programmatic work, makes us uniquely suited to help the CSEM achieve its objectives.
The CSEM exists to raise civil society voices to ensure policies and programs for UHC are inclusive and equitable, with systematic attention to the most marginalized and vulnerable populations, so that no one is left behind. CSEM does this through:
Influencing policy design and implementation
Lobbying for participatory and inclusive policy development and implementation processes
Strengthening citizen-led social accountability mechanisms
Promoting coordination between CSO platforms and networks working on health-related issues at the national, regional and global levels
Enabling civil society to have a voice in the UHC2030 movement.
Membership in the CSEM is open to all civil society representatives advancing health, financing and governance agendas that relate to achieving UHC. Identifying as a UHC advocate is not a requirement for joining. To join the CSEM please fill out this form. Get in touch with the CSEM Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow CSEM on Twitter: @CSOs4UHC.