Role of CSOs in Health Public Policy. Maziko Matemba-HREP . About HREP.
Principles and Values for HREP
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 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).
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).
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.
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.
Promoting transparency and accountability of public resources.
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.
Conduct research on access and availability of immunization service.
Creating demand and market for immunization service.
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.
Successfully lobbied government to allocate 15% of the 2010-2011 national budget to health based on Abuja Declaration.
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.