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EQUINET AFRICA

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.

CALL FOR APPLICANTS One Day Workshop 4 October 2014 Cape Town South Africa (post GSHSR) on “PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH IN PEOPLE CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS”- Call Closes on 30 June 2014!

This call below is for a ONE day workshop after the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research and is directed to all countries globally. We welcome you to apply! There is a separate call for delegates from East and Southern Africa for a three day skills workshop including this one day meeting.

This call invites applicants from all regions globally to 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).

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CALL FOR APPLICANTS FROM EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA: EQUINET THREE DAY SKILLS WORKSHOP ON PAR 4-6 OCTOBER 2014, Cape Town - CALL CLOSES JUNE 30!!

The call below is directed to people from East and Southern Africa only for a three day skills workshop on PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH IN PEOPLE CENTRED HEALTH SYSTEMS hosted by EQUINET that 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.

This call invites applicants from east and southern African countries to participate and share experiences in a three day skills workshop of the EQUINET pra4equity learning network on an ‘Participatory action research in people centred health systems’ being held on 4-6 October in Cape Town South Africa, following the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (30th Sept–3rd October). It includes at the same venue on the first day (4 October) the one day post GSHSR workshop on PAR hosted by EQUINET and ALAMES (for which there is a separate call open to all regions), and the following two days (5-6 October) the skills training for the east and southern African delegates, hosted by EQUINET.

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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 admin@equinetafrica.org with GSHSR SATELLITE in the subject line for further detail or to let us know of your participation.

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EQUINET Discussion paper 103: The engagement of east and southern African countries on the WHO Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel and its implementation’
Dambisya YM; N Malema; C Dulo; S Matinhure; P Kadama (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Human resources for health, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: GHD Code Final rep Diss103 June2014.pdf
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Discussion paper 101: Health centre committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in east and southern Africa
Loewenson R; Machingura F; Kaim B; Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC); Rusike I (CWGH) (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQUINET HCC Diss paper 101 FINAL.pdf
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Strengthening health centre committees as a vehicle for social participation in health in east and southern Africa: Regional Meeting Report, Harare, Zimbabwe 30 January - 1 February 2014
EQUINET; TARSC; CWGH; Medico Int (2014)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: EQ HCC Mtg Rep FEB2014.pdf
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Training Workshop on Participatory methods for a people centred health system, 7-10 October 2013
Training and Research Support Centre; COPASAH; EQUINET (2013)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: PRA Reg Mtg Rep Oct2013.pdf
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Building empowered communities for health:_A film on health literacy and participatory approaches to health in Zambia
TARSC, Lusaka District Health Management Team, Ministry of Health Zambia September 2013 (2013)
Themes: Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health
Country: Zambia
URL: http://vimeo.com/72914294
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Discussion paper 100: Laws on management of public and private funds for health in Zimbabwe
Bhala B (2013)
Themes: Values, policies and rights, Resource allocation and health financing
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: Diss 100 Zim laws on funds Sep2013.pdf
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EQUINET Policy Brief 35: Legislation on the for-profit private health sector in East and Southern Africa
Doherty J (2013)
Themes: Equitable health services, Public-private mix, Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Pol 35 finregs.pdf
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EQUINET Discussion Paper 99: Legislation on the for-profit private health sector in east and southern Africa
Doherty J (2013)
Themes: Resource allocation and health financing
Country: East and southern Africa region
URL: Diss 99 privsector laws Aug2013.pdf
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EQUINET Participatory Methods toolkit: Organising People’s Power for Health
Loewenson R, Kaim B, Chikomo F (TARSC), Mbuyita S, Makemba A (IFAKARA) (2006)
Themes: Equity in health, Equitable health services, Governance and participation in health, Monitoring equity and research to policy
Country: Zimbabwe
URL: EQUINET PRA toolkit for web.pdf
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Discussion paper 98: Annotated literature review: African actors, global health governance and performance-based funding
Brown GW; Barnes A; Harman S; Gruia M; Papamichail A (2013)
Themes: Resource allocation and health financing, Governance and participation in health
Country: International
URL: Diss 98 PBF Lit Rev June 2013.pdf
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