Newsletter 2
September 2019
A digest of successful transformation stories, news and other resources available on
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Approval of political resolution on Universal Health Coverage in UN High-Level meeting 

World leaders came together for the United Nations High Level Meeting (HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Moving Together to Build a Healthier World, held at the UN General Assembly in New York, on Monday, 23 September 2019. This was the first time the UN had called for a HLM devoted to UHC and the encounter provided an unprecedented opportunity to mobilize the global community and secure political commitment from Heads of State and Government to accelerate progress toward achieving UHC by 2030. As a result UN Member States have adopted the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level, the political declaration on UHC. Among other key attributes, the declaration recognizes the need for health systems to be integrated and people-centred, with primary health care being the cornerstone of a sustainable health system for UHC and health-related SDGs.
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Community health extension program of Ethiopia, 2003-2018: successes and challenges toward universal for primary healthcare services
The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 identified primary health care (PHC) as the key approach to the attainment of the goal of “Health for All”. The PHC approach tackles the main health problems in the community through the provision of essential health services. The implementation of the PHC approach relies on health workers, including community health workers (CHWs). 
Implementing the Framework on integrated people-centred health services: Strategy 1 on "Engaging and empowering people and communities"
Engaging and empowering people and communities is about providing the opportunity, skills and resources that people need to be articulate and empowered users of health services and advocates for a reformed health system. This strategy seeks to unlock community and individual resources for action at all levels. 
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Practice: educating and empowering children to make healthy choices across México
In Mexico, one in three children and adolescents are overweight or obese. This increases the risk of diabetes and hypertension, as well as learning and development issues. Additionally, many children are at risk of addiction, teenage pregnancy, and mental health issues. “Health at your school” is a joint strategy between the Secretary of Public Education and the Secretary of Health (MoH) to address these health risks. It encourages children and adolescents to maintain a healthy body, avoid risky behaviors and acquire healthy habits.
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Learning from the experience - strengthening universal health coverage through role delineation in the Solomon Islands 
Health services are inadequate for people in rural areas. 80% of the population lives in rural areas and islands with weak health infrastructure. Public perceptions of service quality results in large numbers of people travelling long distances to the national hospital for primary health services. To achieve effective coverage of services, Role Delineation Policy (RDP) was developed following extensive consultation.

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