During the last Ahimsa Forum, which took place in June 2019, a focus was put on Faith Communities and Universal Health Coverage.
Those two days of reflexion has been introduced by a presentation of the WHO Handbook on social participation.
Kira Koch from Health Systems Governance and Financing of WHO Headquarter presented the on-going descriptive mapping study runned in partnership with Ahimsa and WFDD on faith-inspired organizations and their role in the health sector and UHC.
Then, Katherine Marshall, Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue in Georgetown University, moderated a session on how to better understand the role of FIOs in UHC efforts and how to define Faith inspired Communities and Universal Health Coverage.
In this podcast, we will hear from Jill Olivier, Associate Professor School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Health Policy and Systems Division, Cape Town University, about the importance of faith-based health services provision:
Later, during the panel on How do faith-based and faith-inspired organizations contribute to UHC? moderated by Jorge Vivanco from Vision Fund, Mexico, Rick Bauer, Missioner at Maryknoll, EDARP, Kenya shared his experience on health systems: