AfroPHC Policy Workshop on Supporting CHWs in African PHC team

10 June, 2021

Hi all

Join the AfroPHC Policy Workshop 1-4pm CAT on Tuesday 15th June 2021 on “Supporting Community Health Workers in the African PHC Team”. This will be in the format of a moderated discussion with panellists for 90min and then group discussion (60min) and feedback (30min).

We are really pleased to have Ravi Ram of the Peoples Health Movement and Health Workers for All Coalition, based in Kenya, who will share an overview of the WHO’s newly published Social Participation Handbook for UHC [https://csemonline.net/handbook-on-social-participation-for-uhc/]

AMREF [https://amref.org/] and WEMOS [https://www.wemos.nl/en/<https://amref.org/]%20and WEMOS%20[https://www..., as strong supporters of CHWs/communities in Africa are both supporting this workshop. They will be fielding several people (Mary Nakazwe (Zambia), Danny Gotto (Uganda), Tiyamike Goliati (Malawi)) who will speak of their experiences and possible solutions to strengthening the support given to Community Health Workers as part of the PHC Team in African PHC.

After the panellists speak, we will break into smaller groups for 60 minutes to discuss the question: How can we improve support for CHWs in PHC teams and community participation in African PHC/UHC? We hope your ideas can incorporated into a document being prepared for WHO AFRO on PHC Teams for African PHC/UHC.

There will be English/French translators available. Register at the bottom of the webpage here [https://afrophc.org/meetings/policy-workshop-series/afrophc-workshop-15t.... Slides and recording will be available here after the workshop.

Join AfroPHC [https://afrophc.org/join-afrophc/] to get involved.

AfroPHC is planning various policy workshops [https://afrophc.org/meetings/policy-workshop-series/]. Show your interest here [https://afrophc.org/meetings/policy-workshop-series/afrophc-workshop-15t...

AfroPHC is planning clinical workshops [https://afrophc.org/training/clinical-training/]. We are developing CPD courses that are suited for Africa with World Continuing Education Alliance [https://wcea.education/]. When you join AfroPHC here [https://afrophc.org/join-afrophc/<https://wcea.education/].%20When%20you... indicate if you would like to be part of groups in these spaces and in what capacity (just join, contribute some or facilitate/lead).

Don’t forget to join the transdisciplinary AfroPHC Systems Research Group. We meet 1-3 pm CAT on the 1st Tuesday of every month. Register your interest when you join or here if you have joined and not indicated your interest before. [https://afrophc.org/afrophc-systems-research/]

Pray keep well and safe

rgds, Prof. Moosa

Executive Coordinator

African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC)

https://afrophc.org/

HIFA profile: Shabir Moosa is an Associate Professor and Family Physician in the Department of Family Medicine & Primary Health Care, Johannesburg Health District and University of Witwatersrand. Visit website www.profmoosa.com and email shabir AT profmoosa.com