Civil Society Workshop on Universal Health Care (UHC): Towards a People-centered UHC Bill on 19 – 20 March 2018

The Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill is one of the priority Legislative and Executive agenda. It is included in the Legislative Executive Advisory Council (LEDAC) list for the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress.

People’s right to participation, considered as the “right of rights,” means having a say in how decisions that affect their lives are made, including the development of a health system through participation in health policy-making, implementation, monitoring, and review.

To be able to continue critically engaging UHC in the Senate deliberations and processes, ABI Health Cluster-Social Watch Philippines, in partnership with University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) Program on Alternative Development, will hold a two-day Civil Society Workshop on 19-20 March 2018, from 9am to 5pm, to do the following:

  1. Provide a venue for civil society levelling-off on the Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill
  2. Develop a civil society position and recommendation on Universal Health Care
  3. Plan for ABI Health Cluster’s executive-legislative engagement on the UHC Bill

The workshop will be held at the UP CIDS (Bahay ng Alumni Lower Groundfloor).