Why should health personnel work with civil society?

The notion of civil society seems to conjure contradictory images in the minds of health workers.

Some might envisage complementary interactions with community social groups that bring people and health services closer together. Others see risky work with radical movements that confront the state trhough demonstrations and strikes.

The fear of this latter possibility can make people avoid all work with civil society.

How can health workers build a more positive relationship with civil society, and between civil society and the state, in order to meet health goals?


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