Conference 2022

Overall theme: Catalysing change for health and social justice

EQUINET conferences have provided an opportunity for different communities and areas of focus to interact, and have given guidance to our work, organisation and networking on health equity in East and Southern Africa. In 2022 EQUINET is holding a regional conference. Challenging a neoliberal mantra that there are no alternatives to policies that create social deficits and injustice, and sharing  the ideas and creativity of our region,  the 2022 conference shared and discussed experiences,  evidence, analysis, successes and struggles from local to regional level and engagement globally to advance health and wellbeing in  East and Southern Africa. Through the exchanges we framed propositions to advance health equity and social justice in our region. We are a network of many – community members, workers, state personnel at all levels, civil society, parliamentarians, academics, trade unions, diverse professionals, innovators and producers  and alliances with other regions -  and welcome the voices, lenses and different ways of communicating ideas that all bring to the conference.  

The 2022 EQUINET Conference was held online in three and a half days, each day a month apart, with each of the three full days covering one of the EQUINET strategic directions and the final half day on the resolutions and how EQUINET organises and what it does to take the strategic directions forward. You can now watch the videos of the presentations on each of the 3 conference days in 'CONFERENCE RESOURCES'

The three strategic areas and the 2022 Conference days for each are 

Reclaiming the resources for Health- held on July 28! See the programme and video record on this site
Reclaiming the state - held on September 15! See the programme and video record on this site 
Reclaiming collective agency and solidarity in health - held on October 13! See the programme and video record on this site 
Organising regionally for health equity - held on November 17! See the programme and the resolutions adopted at the final half day session

Various Equionet posters and banners

Scientific and organising committee


People at a demonstration holding banners that read dignity and respect for all