What do health services need to do to facilitate civil society roles?

Health systems need to accommodate community perceptions and roles

As noted earlier, these civil inputs do not substitute for the core health sector responsibilities of the state, and depend on a platform of relevant, accessible health inputs and services. There are also some challenges for health systems in moving from 'health sector supply' to 'civil society demand' driven health programmes. Compromise and flexibility is needed. Health systems need to accommodate and work with community perceptions that may not be shared by health workers, to take the time to develop shared perceptions. This may demand new skills of health personnel.



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Enhancing civil society

Priority health problems

Facilitating roles
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Policy accountability

Equity in health
Responding to communities
The potential for success
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