EQUINET, the Regional Network on Equity in Health in Southern Africa, is a network of professionals, civil society members, policy makers, state officials and others within the region who have come together as an equity catalyst, to promote and realise shared values of equity and social justice in health.
EQUINET gathers people to overcome isolation, give voice and promote networking using bottom-up approaches built on shared values. We have come together in a spirit of self determination and collective self reliance working through existing government, civil society, research and other mechanisms and institutions i n the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and in southern and East Africa.
EQUINET is building a forum for dialogue, learning, sharing of information and experience and critical analysis. We do this to build knowledge and perspectiv es, shape effective strategies, strengthen our voice nationally, regionally and globally and our strategic alliances to influence policy, politics and practice towards health equity and social justice.
EQUINET's work covers a wide range of areas identified as priorities for health equity, within the political economy of health, health services and inputs to health, covered in the theme areas shown on this site. EQUINET is governed by a steering committee with representatives from fourteen institutions in southern Afr ica and is co-ordinated at the Training and Research Support Centre Zimbabwe.
One Day Workshop 4 October 2014 Cape Town South Africa (post GSHSR) on “PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH IN PEOPLE CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS”
Delegates from all regions globally will participate and share experiences in an International Workshop on ‘Participatory action research in people centred health systems’ being held on 4th October Fountains Hotel, Cape Town, 4 October 2014 hosted by TARSC and pra4equity network in the Regional Network for Equity in Health in east and southern Africa (EQUINET) and Asociación Latinoamericana de Medicina Social (ALAMES), following the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (30th Sept–3rd October).
EQUINET Three day skills workshop on participatory action research 4-6 OCTOBER 2014, Cape Town
A three day skills workshop on PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH IN PEOPLE CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS is being hosted by EQUINET. It will include the one day post GSHSR workshop hosted by EQUINET and ALAMES on 4 October as the first day and a follow up two days on 5-6 October only for delegates from East and Southern African countries as an activity of the pra4equity learning network in EQUINET.
EQUINET Satellite Session at the GSHSR 30 September 1200-1400: New resources and opportunities for participatory research in health systems: areas of focus for Health systems Global”
EQUINET, COPASAH and Rotterdam Global Health Initiative Erasmus University, for the participatory cluster in the SHaPeS TWG for Health Systems Global is hosting a satellite workshop at the GSHSR on ”New resources and opportunities for participatory research in health systems: areas of focus for Health systems Global” on Tuesday, 30 September from 12.00 – 14.00. We welcome all interested in this work! The satellite session will be convened by the three organisations in the participatory cluster of the SHaPeS Technical working Group in HSR global. It will present and discuss with delegates interested in the cluster the issues, resources and capacities for the field and how these could be developed through the TWG, and will make available work we have done to date, particularly through EQUINET and COPASAH. It will review the experience of using participatory action research, (PAR), community monitoring and innovations in social media in transforming local health systems, the challenges faced and the areas for future participatory work in HSR. It will launch the EQUINET, AHPSR and IDRC methods reader on participatory action research and web tools from COPASAH. The session will identify field building inputs in terms of the resources, capacity building, methods and opportunities that need to be taken forward by the participatory cluster of the SHaPeS Technical Working Group and the people who are interested in playing a role in the different areas of work. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with GSHSR SATELLITE in the subject line for further detail or to let us know of your participation.
Regional Consultation on Health Committees – Vehicles for realising the right to health and strengthening health systems, Cape Town 27-28 September 2014
The Learning Network for Health and Human Rights, in conjunction with the Network on Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa (EQUINET) will be holding a 2-day regional consultation on the role of Health Committees in Equitable, People-centred Health Systems in the Southern and East African region as a satellite meeting linked to the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research.
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