February 8, 2011
HEPS Uganda and the Learning Network for Health & Human Rights (South Africa) co-convened a regional meeting in Kampala, Uganda on 8 October 2010 in the framework of the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET).
The primary intention of the meeting was to enable the regional sharing of best practice around the Right to Health and community participation, as well as to explore the development of a toolkit/training manual on the Right to Health for civil society groups in the region. Discussions for the way forward included plans for future action on the toolkit, a human rights curriculum for health workers, and community governance structures for health. To support the development of a human rights curriculum, the IFHHRO Africa Regional Focal Point agreed to take up the role of clearinghouse to share relevant research.
A short report of this meeting is now available on the EQUINET website.