COURSE UNDERWAY! EQUINET Online skills course on Health Impact Assessment February to May 2024
Between February and May 2024 EQUINET is convening in association with regional and international partners an online course in 12 sessions to build capacities on health impact assessment (HIA). The course is building understanding of the theoretical basis of HIA, and knowledge of the methods, evidence, analysis in an HIA, of reporting of and engagement on HIA, and implementation and monitoring of proposed actions. It is providing mentored guidance of participant HIA practical work, using real HIA case studies, and discuss implementation issues and strategies for scaling up and integrating HIA in law and practice in east and southern Africa. The course is fully subscribed for 2024 but if you are interested in the course or future sessions please contact the EQUINET secretariat.
EQUINET Webinars on Climate justice and health equity
Climate-related challenges affect every experience and dimension of health equity in the region. EQUINET invites you to explore this with us in a series of cross-cutting webinars in the coming months. The videos of the sessions are available on the EQUINET site as well as a brief of key points arising from each session in the online EQUINET bibliography.
Join the next webinar on climate justice and extractives in east and Southern Africa on Wednesday February 28th 2024 1200-1400 southern African time
See the video for the webinar on climate justice and trade in east and Southern Africa on December 6th 2023
The fourth webinar session was on Climate Justice and trade systems hosted by SEATINI in EQUINET. The webinar focused on how climate intersects with trade systems that impact on health. We heard from speakers with experience on these issues at community/local level, at national level and at global level. If you missed it please visit the link here to watch the session - great presentations and discussion!. You will also find a brief on the deliberations on the EQUINET publications page.
The first webinar on how climate justice intersects with protection of the right to health, hosted by the Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) was successfully held in July with three interesting speakkers from local/national, regionaland global level and participant views and comments. If you missed it you can watch the session at this link.
The second webinar session on Climate Justice and Urban food and waste management systems was held on Tuesday 29th August hosted by Innovations for Development in EQUINET. The webinar focused on how climate intersects with urban food systens and waste management systems, and their link to water, energy and green spaces. Speakers presented experience on these issues at community/local level, at national level and at global level. The full webinar can be viewed at this link
The third webinar session on Climate Justice and primary health care systems was held on Wednesday 25th October hosted by REACH Trust Malawi and IWG in EQUINET. The webinar focused on how climate intersects with equity oriented primary health care systems. Speakers presented experience on these issues at community/local level, at national level and at global level. The full webinar can be viewed at this link
Expanding promising practice on urban health and wellbeing
EQUINET is supporting a community of practice on promising practice for sustained urban and periurban wellbeing in east and southern Africa to share and review evidence on practice features that could be scaled up across countries. Visit the analytic framework that the community of practice is working with, see the report of the regional meeting. We On this website you can read new reports published in 2024 on holistic case studies on urban health. Please contact us if you are interested in this area of work and have interesting experience, tools and practice to share.