For UHC Day 2019, Youth Partnership for Peace and Development will partner with WASH-Net in organizing a national roundtable that will bring together diverse media institutions, civil society and health sector practitioners as means to raise the profile of Universal Health Coverage in Sierra Leone. The Media round table will be culminated with joint civil society press statement that reminds and urge government for accelerated delivery of health for all and in line with the UHC core demands. Follow-up media activities will be series of Radio and TV panel discussions targeting CSO and government representatives in health.
The event will be held on 12 December, 11 am – 4 pm. This event presents a great opportunity to increase awareness of universal health coverage, but one challenge will be ensuring that the increased awareness will reach the audiences that need the greatest awareness – the political leaders.
The roundtable event will provide a unique platform for dialogue between diverse array of stakeholders such as government representatives, health workers and civil society. It is expected that inviting varied stakeholders will increase the number and scope of partnerships around UHC and UHC advocacy. This event will also help build a united voice on the state of health coverage in Sierra Leone.
The media coverage and high-level engagement will expand awareness of universal health coverage in Sierra Leone. We hope that increasing awareness will further lead to increased advocacy and momentum among the wider citizenry.