CSEM call for evidence: left behind in health

Note: The message below is forwarded from Action for Global Health

Apologies for cross-posting but I didn’t receive this Call for Evidence via the CSEM email list so others may have missed it as well. Further information available at the link below and pasted below for ease.

Call for Evidence: Left Behind in Health

For informed advocacy efforts, the CSEM needs to build a strong evidence base. We invite submissions of evidence on inequity in the accessibility of good quality health services, financial burdens, and the impact on the people who are left behind. We will start using this evidence to advocate around the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC this September.

Submission Criteria

Individuals and organizations are welcome to submit their work or work by others, as long as it is in the public domain. The CSEM is seeking submissions of evidence on inequity and how it affects specific populations based on certain factors (this may include issues arising from stigma and discrimination — for example, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, disability, religion — or based on geographical location; citizenship, educational, socioeconomic status; or living in humanitarian, urban poor or rural, remote contexts). The evidence submitted should be credible and easily verifiable and may cover one or all of the following: accessibility to services, service coverage, financial protection, morbidity, mortality, life expectancy, and primary health care.

Examples of types of documents that may be submitted are:

  • Peer-reviewed articles
  • Data showing coverage or use of healthcare in different settings that show trends or highlight issues such as inequities
  • Case studies
  • Country study reports
  • Published research monograph/report
  • Other types of official reports.
  • Human interest stories that may help show the human dimension of the impact of inequities and lack of access to healthcare
    The CSEM will use the evidence and stories to help inform UHC advocacy and to shine a light on those communities who are left behind. Whenever we use the evidence, the author(s) will be credited. The CSEM will share a selection of the submitted evidence on the CSEM website. In all cases, the authors will be notified.

Please submit evidence by Wednesday, July 31, 2019, to csem@msh.org. Your submission may be in the form of an attachment, or link to a document.


Emma Mulhern
Policy Adviser – Health

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