In a regional EQUINET programme led by Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) on health centre committees as a vehicle for social participation in health system in east and southern Africa, Lusaka DHO is building capacities and learning for the district and the wider country programme on policy and legal guidelines to support the effective interaction of communities in health centre committees (HCCs) that can be shared regionally. A workshop was held on 7th January 2016 in Lusaka to support and inform the objectives for the Zambia work, viz: 1. To compile and exchange information on the current laws and legal guidelines on the role and functioning of HCCs. 2. To develop through regional dialogue a model HCC guideline to be tabled and reviewed regionally. 3. To analyse and document how current laws compare to this guideline. 4. To advocate for strengthening of law and guidelines in regional and national policy forum.
Governance and participation in health
Title of publication Using Policy dialogue to Strengthen Health Centre Committees as a Vehicle for Social Participation in Health System in East and Southern Africa. Report of Policy dialogue workshop
Date of publication
Using Policy dialogue to Strengthen Health Centre Committees as a Vehicle for Social Participation in Health System in East and Southern Africa. Report of Policy dialogue workshop 7th January, 2016, Lusaka
health centre committee; law; policy; volunteers
Equinet Publication Type