‘A good health system finds people where they are, it is easily accessible when and how people need it,’ stated Amanda Banda during the first Global Health Café, organized by ViceVersa in partnership with Wemos and other civil society organizations last Monday. Earlier that day, we spoke with her at Wemos’ office.
If you had to wait twelve hours to pay a visit to your physician, would you return the next time? Or if a midwife yelled at you during labour, or your prescription drugs were never available at your local pharmacy? In the African health sector, these scenarios are not uncommon. We talked about health care in Africa with the Nigerian PhD student Oluwasegun Jko Ogundele, who paid a visit to Wemos earlier this month.
This week Wemos is present at the 4th Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin. On November 15th, we will hold a civil society session with other civil society organizations on how civil society can spur action on ensuring health workers for all.