Name of the activity: UHC: A Healthy Future For All
Program: Health Systems
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: Continuous Activity
Focus area: Universal health coverage
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities)
Each year on 12 December, Universal Health Coverage Day marks the date to call on leaders to make smarter investments and accelerate efforts towards “Health for All”. This year’s theme, “Build the world we want: A healthy future for all,” emphasizes that in order to build strong health systems we need equity, trust, investments and accountability. We adopted the same theme in our online campaign in order to raise awareness about UHC and capacitate future healthcare workers about these topics.
UHC means that all people and communities receive the quality health services they need, without financial hardship. In a survey of medical students from 80 countries conducted by the IFMSA, 65.5% answered they did not learn about universal health coverage in medical school. This is an awareness gap that needs to be addressed, and as young active health advocates it is our role to do so. Through this activity, we aim to bridge the knowledge gap about UHC and promote action plans.
- Medical students
- General population
- Healthcare Students
- Other health professionals
Objective 1: By the end of this online campaign, 500 members from the medical students will be able to identify the idea of universal health coverage.
Objective 2: By the end of the panel discussion, 50 attendees acknowledge that taking steps towards UHC means steps towards equity, development priorities, and social inclusion and cohesion.
Objective 3: By the end of the panel discussion, 50 attendees from medical students will be aware of the UHC situation in egypt.
Objective 4: By the end of the whole campaign, 600 members will become aware that achieving UHC is one of the main global health priorities set by nations when adopting SDGs.
1.1 At least 400 of the members will be able to identify the idea of universal health coverage.
2.1 At least 40 attendees acknowledge the importance of taking steps towards UHC.
3.1 At least 40 attendees become aware of the UHC situation in Egypt.
4.1 At least 400 of the members will become aware that achieving UHC is one of the main global health priorities set by nations when adopting SDGs.
Assessed UHC needs through needs assessment to adapt the activity for our NMO.
Brainstorming topics to be covered in the campaign with the NPO, NORP & Health Equity FAC.
Emailed invitations to the panelists: Menna Zohny (IFMSA-Egypt President 20-22), Mahmood Alhamoodi (IFMSA VPE), Mohamed Issa (IFMSA LPH) & Mostafa Elkafrawy (IFMSA-Egypt National Priorities Coordinator).
Contacted the Project Support Division team to gain insight on the campaign & obtain approvals.
Contacted the Publications team to get the necessary approvals & content for social media.
12/12/2022: First post of the online campaign on IFMSA-Egypt social media, defining UHC & highlighting its importance.
13/12/2022: UHC Kahoot challenge shared on IFMSA-Egypt SCOPH & SCORP groups to engage audience & test their knowledge.
14/12/2022: Announcement of panel discussion, registration of attendees & sharing pre-assessment forms.
15/12/2022: Panel discussion on Zoom & start of follow-up plans.
Plans for evaluation:
– Pre and Post Assessments for the panel discussion and analysis of the results. 122 members registered for the session, 87.4% of them knew UHC started implementation in Egypt but it rose to 100% amongst the attendees who filled out the post assessment form.
– Attendees of the panel discussion, which averaged around 60 participants throughout the length of the panel.
– Kahoot challenge participation, we ended up with 95 participants for the game.
– Online campaign reach. (We just need the infographics from the facebook account/instagram page)
– Follow-up form to re-assess their knowledge about UHC if they need another comprehensive session.
– Assess participation of IFMSA-Egypt members to UHC through monitoring of national show of interest and enrollment forms, currently at 4 UHC enrolled activities.
We are not collaborating with any external partners, this is an internal conjoint activity.
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