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Role of CSOs in Health Public Policy. Maziko Matemba-HREP . About HREP.

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about hrep
About HREP
  • Health and Rights Education Programme(HREP), a registered Non Governmental Organization representing CSO at Malawi health review group, member of Decade of Vaccine(DoV) Political and Public Support working Group,GAVI CSO Steering Committee among others.
hrep s goals
HREP’S Goals


  • A healthy society that is actively and effectively participating in the development of the country.


  • To advocate and lobby for the health policies and systems that promote the delivery of equitable and quality health care services by influencing policy and practice through research, awareness, monitoring and evaluation.

Principles and Values for HREP

  • Social Responsibility for Health
  • Health as a Human Right
  • People Centred Health Sector
  • Partnership solidality
  • Commitment to deliver and serve
hrep strategic programmes
HREP Strategic Programmes

Child Health Protection programme

Women Health Protection Programme

Community Participation Programme

National Health Policy and Budget programme

Climate Change ,Water and Sanitation Prog

Preventable Diseases awareness Programme


A country in Southern Africa sharing boundaries with Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia.

Population 13.1 Million (2008 National Population Census).

Women takes more than half of the population and largest population below 35 years.

National per capita US $280.00(2009 WB Fig).

malawi health
Malawi Health

Malawi health system characterized by incidences of maternal and child mortarity,HIV/AIDS,Malaria and others.

Health per capita allocation US $19.00(2010-2011 Nat budget).

Since 2004 Malawi adopted the health sector wide approach(SWAp).

malawi swap

SWAp a multi sectoral health delivery system.

CSO advocates has constituency seat in the memorandum of understanding(MoU).

HREP represents CSOs at national level.

Mw SWAp aims to deliver essential health package(EHP).

essential health package
Essential Health Package

EHP consist of Malawi main 11disease conditions challenges incl Vaccine Preventable Diseases.

EHP has support systems –HR,Pharma,Equip,Infrastructure,Routine Operation and Policy Dev.

cso advocacy roles
CSO Advocacy Roles

Conducting Patients satisfaction surveys.

Contributing into health policy reviews.

Awareness on patients and health workers rights.

National health budget analysis.

Empower communities to take part in health plans design and monitoring.

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CSO Advocacy Roles

Promoting transparency and accountability of public resources.

our immunization advocacy act
Our Immunization Advocacy Act

Engaged top political leadership to put Immunization a priority i.e. the Presidency .

Lobby MoH to put Immunizations at the centre of policy planning.

Community awareness and mobilization to utilize immunization service.

Utilize vaccination days/weeks in advocacy.

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Our Immunization Advocacy Act

Conduct research on access and availability of immunization service.

Creating demand and market for immunization service.

advocacy achievements
Advocacy Achievements

Successfully Managed to lobby for release of US $ 4.2 Million for measles campaign by government during last years measles outbreak.

lobbied First Lady of Malawi to champion immunization and sign a ‘call to action’.

Successfully lobbied MoH to include community participation in its reviewed strategic plan 2011-2016.

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Advocacy Achievements

Successfully lobbied government to allocate 15% of the 2010-2011 national budget to health based on Abuja Declaration.

advocacy opportunities
Advocacy Opportunities

Research on per capita allocation to immunization at national and international level.

Strengthening community participation in immunization (creating more demand).

International and national partnership in Immunization Advocacy.

challenges in advocacy
Challenges in Advocacy
  • Lack of sustainable funding in advocacy work though crucial and important to :
  • -empower more CSOs and Media to do immunization advocacy.
  • -resources to participate fully in immunization service monitoring.
  • Lack of update information on districts immunization performance.
thank you
Thank You