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Caribbean Civil Society Commits to playing their role in Health Systems Strengthening

World Salt Week 2015 

The HCC has recently prepared a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Statement of Commitment (SC) on Health Systems Strengthening (HSS). This ‘Statement of Commitment’ or framework for action is based on the WHO 6 building blocks of HSS and was developed through a series of consultations with civil society. The objectives of the CSO HSS SC are to: highlight priority areas for Caribbean CSO led HSS advocacy; and highlight HSS priority areas for Caribbean civil society organisations engaged in service delivery.

The next step will be a webinar to review in further detail potential actions and advocacy initiatives which can be undertaken under the umbrella of the CSO Statement of the Commitment on HSS. Twenty-seven regional CSOs have already officially endorsed the Statement of Commitment and thereby ‘pledged’ to incorporate HSS advocacy and service strengthening into their organisational activities. Click here to see the SC and the CSOs which have signed on. We urge you to do the same. If you are interested please contact us at hcc@healthycaribbean.org.

Caribbean Civil Society Health Systems Strengthening Meeting Report

HSS ReportThe HCC is pleased to share this report of the Caribbean Civil Society Health Systems Strengthening Meeting held on October 22nd 2014 in Dominica. The meeting was one of three deliverables of the NCD Alliance (NCDA)/ Medtronic funded programme entitled grant “Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action”.

The meeting was organised by the HCC in collaboration with PAHO and CARPHA, with support of the Ministry of Health of the Commonwealth of Dominica and the local Dominica Cancer Society. The goal of the meeting was to encourage a greater understanding of what HSS means in the Caribbean and provide a platform for evidence-informed CSO-led NCD advocacy within the context of HSS. To see the report and for more info from the meeting including presentations, meeting materials and photo gallery click here.

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is a civil society alliance to combat chronic diseases. The alliance was established following a Caribbean civil society led conference on chronic diseases, entitled Healthy Caribbean 2008 - a wellness revolution conference. read more

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