The Government of Liberia, in collaboration with partners, is pleased to announce the abstract application for the 3rd International CHW Symposium is live. The 3rd CHW Symposium aims to facilitate the global exchange of knowledge and solutions to scale and sustain Community Health Programs in order to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The Symposium has a blended approach that prioritizes and fosters country learning and exchange and amplifies CHW voices and CHW-led advocacy. It aims to elevate country progress on, and accelerate political momentum for, professionalizing and institutionalizing CHWs. It will spotlight country examples of financing, accountability and governance models that show best practice for community health programming.
In order to achieve these goals, the Symposium team welcomes abstracts related to community health workers and/or other community-based and community-led service providers. Abstracts must be aligned to Symposium themes and tracks. Please reference the abstract guidelines for further details on content and logistical requirements. The application form is here. Please note the deadline for abstract applications is February 3rd, 2023. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Date: The 3rd International CHW Symposium will host participants on-site in Monrovia, Liberia from 22 – 24 March, 2023. Official Pre-Symposium activities will be held by invitation only on the 20th and 21st of March, 2023.
The 3rd CHW Symposium aims to facilitate the global exchange of knowledge and solutions to scale and sustain Community Health Programs in order to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The symposium will focus on sharing best practices on the complimentary and necessary systems to support scale.
- Foster cross-country learning, exchange and action through engagement with country delegations
- Showcase country experiences with integrating, adapting, scaling and optimizing community health workers (CHW) and community-based and -led outreach programs for high quality, equitable community-based PHC
- Amplify CHW and other community-based and -led voices and feature examples of led by them advocacy, organizing and mobilizing and opportunities for partners to support them in these efforts
- Elevate country progress on and accelerate political momentum for professionalizing and institutionalizing CHWs and other community-based and -led workers as a part of a broader, enabled, fit-for-purpose health workforce and examine the bottlenecks that impede progress
- Spotlight country examples of financing models that demonstrate sustained financing for CHWs and other community-based and community-led workers galvanize coordinated commitments for increased domestic and external financing for community health programming
- Enhance accountability and governance by prioritizing measurement and harmonization of existing metrics to monitor progress toward institutionalizing CHW and other community-based and community-led programming and the system that supports them
- Leverage new and emerging evidence, best practices and partnerships to share innovations that strengthen CHW and other community-based and community-led workers’ skills and the system that support them
- Produce a high-level symposium report that summarizes the current state-of-play and achievements, and articulates priorities and next steps with measurable targets.
Registration opening date: Coming soon!
Virtual registration: will be available for speakers
Abstract Submission: Open now through 3 February 2023 (18:00 pm Eastern Standard Time)