Overall theme: Catalysing change for health and social justice
EQUINET conferences have provided an opportunity for different communities and areas of focus to interact, and have given guidance to our work, organisation and networking on health equity in East and Southern Africa. In 2022 EQUINET is holding a regional conference. Challenging a neoliberal mantra that there are no alternatives to policies that create social deficits and injustice, and sharing the ideas and creativity of our region, the 2022 conference will share and discuss experiences, evidence, analysis, successes and struggles from local to regional level and engagement globally to advance health and wellbeing in East and Southern Africa. Through the exchanges we will frame propositions to advance health equity and social justice in our region. We are a network of many – community members, workers, state personnel at all levels, civil society, parliamentarians, academics, trade unions, diverse professionals, innovators and producers and alliances with other regions - and welcome the voices, lenses and different ways of communicating ideas that all bring to the conference.The 2022 EQUINET Conference will be held online in three and a half days, each day a month apart, with each of the three full days covering one of the EQUINET strategic directions and the final half day on the resolutions and how EQUINET organises and what it does to take the strategic directions forward.
The three strategic areas and the 2022 Conference days for each are
Reclaiming the resources for Health- on July 28
Reclaiming the state - on September 15
Reclaiming collective agency and solidarity in health - on October 13
Organising regionally for health equity - on November 17