Crossing the river

Divide the group into two: health workers and civil society. The health workers can only go onto cards with green mark with someone from civil society. The civil society group can only go on circles with red marks if they go with a health worker. Try with the health workers alone. Can they cross the river? Try with civil society alone. Can they cross?

Can health workers and civil society cross together?

What does this tell you?

  • Can the health sector or civil society address major health problems without each other?
  • If they need each other to succeed, how can the links be strengthened?
  • What civil society organizations exist that can work with the health sector on the major public health problem you have chosen?

If you feel that health sector-civil society partnerships are needed for health, then let us continue to examine some of the other aspects of this partnership in health systems.


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Enhancing civil society

Priority health problems

Facilitating roles
Interactive exercise

Policy accountability

Equity in health
Responding to communities
The potential for success
Interactive exercise