Health Systems Governance Collaborative in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The Regional Health Systems Governance Collaborative (RHSGC) is a platform of independent multidisciplinary health systems experts in the Eastern Mediterranean (EMR). The mandate of the RHSGC is to support countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region in generating and transferring knowledge to action concerning different relevant governance approaches to advance towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). In doing so, the RHSGC will take in account regional, national, subnational and local contexts, for example UHC relevant functions and health systems recovery arrangements from different types of shocks and changes including decentralization, economic crises, and geopolitical, demographic and epidemiological changes.

The RHSGC is composed of a core group of independent multidisciplinary regional experts reflecting diversity of context and expertise. The core group addresses the regional identified governance challenges in consultation with external experts and regional policy makers and platforms through ongoing communication using different channels.

The RHSGC in EMR engages in the following suggested domains:

  • Reviewing UHC policies and governance interventions and providing policy advice;
  • Documenting and exchanging country practices and lessons learned in EMR;
  • Developing the know-how and supportive tools for the identified priority governance approaches;
  • Facilitating capacity building activities to strengthen the stewardship and regulatory role of the Ministry of Health in different contexts; and
  • Promoting the engagement of health and non-health stakeholders to advance towards Universal health coverage.      

Policy and Health Planning unit at WHO/EMRO hosts the RHSGC.

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