People’s Health Movement in West & Central Africa (PHM WCA) organised during the 4th People’s Health Assembly in Bangladesh in November 2018, a workshop on »Civil society engagement on commercial determinants of health in Africa ».
One of the outcomes of the event was the decision to produce an annual bilingual (French-English) right to health report, to be used as a tool for policy advocacy. The Report shall include three parts: a thematic chapter, contextual (country contributions) chapter and action steps. The dissemination plan includes sharing it with UN HR bodies, regional bodies, the media, other CSOs and partners. The first edition being on the commercial determinants of health, participating countries are asked to adapt their presentations to the guideline of the regional report.
The workshop was organised with the support of the UK-based NGO, Health Poverty Action. To learn more on the initiative or to contribute to the report, please contact the regional coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations during the workshop included:
– HPA: Trade policies and health
– DR Congo: Role of the private sector in access to water
– Gabon: Interference of the tobacco industry in public policies
– Benin: Access to medicines;
– Mali: Access to medicines
– Senegal: Interference of the tobacco industry in public policies
– Togo: Access to medicines
– Cameroon: Universal Health Coverage being sold as Primary Health Care?
– Ghana: Role of the private sector in access to water