Regional Network for Equity in Health in East and  Southern Africa (EQUINET) and People's Health Movement (PHM) 

East and Southern Africa Regional Peoples Health University
Theme: Past, present and future struggles for Health equity

29 July to 12 November 2021 

The first East and Southern Africa Regional People’s Health University (ESA RPHU) jointly convened by PHM and EQUINET is being held virtually to build and share evidence, experience, analysis and knowledge on health equity to support regional co-operation and joint engagement, from local to global level, on shared priorities. 


The course will have a 10 WEEK INTERACTIVE PROGRAMME in English covering key issues and actions to advance health equity in the ESA region.

It will include the political economy and social determinants of health and wellbeing, the organization of comprehensive public health, primary health care and health systems, commodification of health and equity in health technology, and the social power, rights and laws, organisation and activism that drive health equity. The course will integrate learning from COVID-19. 

The course will take place in closed sessions for 30-40 course participants, with open access online dissemination of plenary presentations and RESOURCES.  We will  provide time between sessions for engagement and feedback from participant organisations on the issues raised, including on the follow up with EQUINET and PHM. 

CALL FOR APPLICANTS- Closing date 25 June 2021 

We invite applicants based / working in the east and southern Africa region (Angola, Botswana, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia) in state, non-state, community-based institutions involved in health-related work, from health and other sectors  and disciplines to apply!

Applicants should be activist and working in or with organisations or networks that engage with grassroots communities and at district, national and /or international level and to have support from their organisations for their participation. Basic proficiency in English and an ability to connect online regularly using zoom with a smartphone/ipad/laptop/desktop is essential. We will give particular consideration to applicants under 35 years and with disabilities. 

Fill the online application form or download the form here, fill and email the form to ESAfricaRPHU[at] with RPHU APPLICANT in the subject line. Applicant forms must be received by 25 June  2021. Applicants will be informed by 12 July

For further information or queries, please ESAfricaRPHU [at] (Contact us)