Resources- Online Course- ‘Past, Present and Future Struggles for Health Equity’

29 July

Week 1 Introduction and overview

  1. EQUINET brief*
    2. PHM Charter for Health*
    3. EQUINET website
    4. PHM website
    5. RPHU programme*
    6. Research that supports Health Equity
    7. Report of the 4th People’s Health Assembly
    8. Reclaiming the Resources for Health
    9. Global Health Watch reports

2-6 August
Week 2: Political economy and reclaiming resources for health

  1. Inequality’s deadly toll- Can COVID push science to finally address the issue?*
  2. The disposession of African wealth at the cost of African health*
  3. Alternative Mining Indaba: Struggles on mining in the time of COVID*
  4. Resource curse or fair benefit: Protecting health in the extractive sector in ESA*
  5. Multiple shocks hitting the African continent*
  6. Engaging globally with how to achieve healthy societies*
  7. Interviews with Firoze Manji on learnings on COVID-19
  8. Gene drives, second generation GM technology and Africa
  9. Voices from CSOs and farmer-led organisations in Africa
  10. How farmer input subsidy programmes lock smallholder farmers into industrial agriculture
  11. Abolitionist Agroecology, Food Sovereignty and Pandemic
  12. EQUINET series on trends in water, mining, biodiversity climate in the region
  13. In, against, beyond, corona
  14. EQUINET series and briefs on COVID
  15. P Bond lectures on political economy, watch at  and 
  16. Deep medicine and how capitalism primes us for sickness

16-20 August
Week 3: Ideas of health and wellbeing, SDH and reclaiming comprehensive public health

  1. The Contribution Of Civil Society Engagement To The Achievement Of Health For All*
  2. A conceptual framework for action on the social determinants of health. Social Determinants of Health*
  3. Wheels of the bus go round and round: racism in women’s health organization*…
  4. DAWN Informs on PPPs*
  5. Inter-sectoral co-financing: Financing across sectors for universal health coverage in sub-Saharan Africa* 
  6. Planetary health: from concept to decisive action 
  7. Social determinants of health: the role of effective communication in the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries
  8. Bridging the health inequality gap: an examination of South Africa’s social innovation in health landscape 
  9. Mental health in Africa 
  10. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health
  11. Moving towards health in all policies: a compilation of experience from Africa, South-East Asia and the Western Pacific
  12. When Women’s Spaces Don’t Deliver! 
  13. Women Activists speak about COVID-19 in Nairobi 
  14. A Spotlight on Adolescent Girls and Young Women 
  15. A Simplified Handbook on Economic and Social Rights for Community Advocates
  16. Kampala initiative Report on areas of work 
  17. Risky business: position paper on the promotion of public-private partnerships in healthcare 
  18. Technical brief: Co-financing for development synergies 
  19. The economics of social determinants of health and health inequalities: a resource book. Chapter 2

30 August-3 September
Week 4: Health systems and Comprehensive primary health care (PHC)

  • Watch Vera Scott (UWC and PHMSA) on  What is meant by a health system?
  • Listen to Melanie Alperstein (PHMSA) on  Comprehensive Primary Health Care for social justice and equitable Health for All
  • Watch Louis Reynolds (PHMSA and UCT)on Social participation and intersectoral action in health and health in all policy
  • Listen to Approaches to Universal health coverage and equity: Uganda’s approach by Denis Bukena, CEHURD and PHM Uganda and South Africa’s approach through National Health Insurance by Louis Reynolds, PHMSA
  1. Alma Ata Declaration*
  2. Alternative Civil Society Astana Statement on Primary Health Care*
  3. The politics of Primary health care*
  4. African Civil Society Statement on Universal Health Coverage*
  5. From PHC to UHC:  1 step forwards, 2 steps back*
  6. Strong Public Health Care to Contain the Global Corona Pandemic*
  7. Can the NHI achieve Health for All?
  8. Uganda case study on UHC
  9. Reclaiming Comprehensive public health
  10. How does target-driven funding affect comprehensive primary health care in east and southern Africa?
  11. Primary Health Care Revolution
  12. Reflections on the NHI Campaign
  13. PHM Kenya study on a people centered UHC…

13-15 September
Week 5a: Power, values, rights, law and reclaiming collective agency

  1. How can gender equity be addressed through health systems*
  2. The social determinants of health, health equity, and human rights*…
  3. Gender equality in health*
  4. From insights to action: Gender equality in the wake of COVID-19*

15-16 September
Week 5b: Power, values, rights, law and reclaiming collective agency

  1. EQUINET Discussion paper 118: Comparative review: Implementation of constitutional provisions on the right to healthcare in Kenya and Uganda*
  2. EQUINET Case study: Review of Constitutional Provisions on the Right to Health in Uganda*
  3. Rights in a Pandemic: Lockdowns, rights and lessons from HIV in the early response to COVID-19*

27 September-1 October
Week 6: Commodification, privatization in health and reclaiming the state

  1. The Pandemic COVID-19 and profiteering*
  2. EQUINET Diss paper 99: Legislation on the for-profit private health sector in east and southern Africa*
  3. SEATINI petitions court over public private partnership law*
  4. Civil society expresses concerns that the WHO could be encouraging the commercialisation and privatisation of healthcare amidst the COVID-19 crisis
  5. The Impact of Reliance on Private Sector Health Services on the Right to Health
  6. Human rights and privatisation in the health sector
  7. Achieving Equity in Health.  Are Public Private Partnerships the Solution?
  8. Failing to reach the poorest. Assessment of the World Bank Funded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project
  9. EQUINET Diss paper 77: Commercialisation of health and capital flows in east and southern Africa: Issues and implications
  10. Civil Society sues Government over the International Specialized Hospital, Lubowa.

4-8 October
Week 7: Equity in health technology

  1. Report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines: Promoting innovation and access to health technologies*
  2. EQUINET, ECSA brief: Securing COVID-19 related diagnostics, health technology, medicines and vaccines for African public health*
  3. Cuba Libre to be COVID-Libre: Five Vaccines and Counting*
  4. Medicines production and procurement in ESA and the role of south- south co-operation, EQUINET Diss paper 104*
  5. WTO | intellectual property (TRIPS) – TRIPS and public health
  6. Programme review of Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property.
  7. Interview with Riaz Tayob, SEATINI
  8. Vaccine production in South Africa: how an industry in its infancy can be developed
  9. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa: Business Plan
  10. East African Community regional pharmaceutical manufacturing plan of action 2012-2016.
  11. SADC pharmaceutical business plan: 2007-2013, SADC Secretariat, Gaborone

10-15 October
Week 8: Social participation and organising activism for health

  1. Building empowered communities for health: A film on health literacy and participatory approaches to health in Zambia*
  2. Health Committee Training manual (pages49-54)*
  3. EQUINET Diss paper 101: Health centre committees as a vehicle for social participation in health systems in ESA*
  4. ‘We are subjects, not objects in health’: Communities taking action on COVID-19*
  5. Case Study: Lusaka district health office, Zambia
  6. Experiences of social power and participation in local health system
  7. Facilitator’s Health Committee Training manual
  8. PAR in health systems: A methods reader
  9. EQUINET Participatory Methods toolkit: Organising People’s Power for Health

25-29 October
Week 9: Building a movement for health equity

  1. PHM Manual Building a Movement for Health
  2. How to Engage in Building the Right to Health Movement
  3. C19 Coalition material
  4. Global health activists’ lessons on building social movements and capacity of society to advocate for health

8-12 November
Week 10: Recap, evaluation and future steps