Network for Equitable Health

Three Swedish regions together with partner districts from Eastern Africa (Uganda and Kenya) form ICLD’s “Municipal Partnerships for Equitable Health” Network. They are carrying out projects that will strengthen their inhabitants’ equitable access to health and will receive additional support and training opportunities from the ICLD. 

Within the network, the municipalities receive support from experts on equitable health and researchers. The ICLD arranges joint network activities for all partnerships, which in the first year will focus especially on the role of political leaders and top managers in international partnerships.

All exchanges between the municipalities are funded by ICLD such as travel, lodging and other expenses in relation to exchange trips and network meetings. 

Timeframe: 2021- 2024
Countries: Uganda and Kenya

Mentors
Most partnerships in the network have a mentor. Read more about the mentorship

Partnerships in the network

Region Stockhom and Jinja

Uganda

Topic: Children healthcare

Region Västerbotten and Homa Bay County

Kenya

Topic: Health Governance

Region Östergötland and Uasin Gishu County

Kenya

Topic: Equitable cancer care

Voices from network

What does Swedish politicans and project members have to say about the network?

“In order to strengthen a democratic approach, it is critical that the principle of ´needs-based health care´ is prioritised. This project will be an important part of the work for equal care in Östergötland and in Uasin Gishu”

Kerstin Sjöberg
Regional Councillor, Region Östergötland

“Of course we cannot do anyting about the scarcity of resources through this project. However, it is still possible to increase survival and quality of life, for example through training for nurses in nursing newborns or team training to improve the care of seriously ill children”

Helena Hildenwall
Project leader and Pediatrician at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital, Region Stockholm