Celebrating Ten Years of Joint Learning Towards UHC
December 10, 2020, 12:30-14:00 UTC
The vision for a community of country practitioners working side-by-side to strengthen their health systems and make progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) had its humble roots at a World Health Assembly event in May 2009, when representatives from Ghana, India, Thailand, and Vietnam met to discuss their government-led health financing reform efforts. In February 2010, this vision became a reality as policymakers and implementers from six countries—Ghana, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam—came together in Manesar, India, to apply the joint learning approach.
Since then, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) has spearheaded its ethos of country-led and country-driven joint learning and mutual problem solving—bringing together policymakers and practitioners from 34 countries to systematically share their knowledge with each other.
While the challenges health systems have faced vary in their prominence over time, from scarce resources for health to pandemics such as COVID-19, this Universal Health Coverage Day (UHC Day) we celebrate the accomplishments and progress made by the JLN over the past ten years and look forward to the next decade of joint learning.
On December 10, 2020, policymakers and practitioners from JLN countries will join champions and supporters from the JLN’s partner organizations in a retrospective of JLN’s accomplishments and progress. Plan to join us as we retrace the evolution and growth of the network, the unique features and feats that have made the JLN what it is today, and the progress JLN members have made toward stronger health systems and universal health coverage.
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