Community Engagement: A Concept in Search of Definition

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•08•08    11:00 - 13:00
    Kuala Lumpur

    Vaccination programme. UN Photo by Sean Sprague Creative Commons BY-NC 2.0

    Community engagement is increasingly being referred to as fundamental for effective primary health care (PHC), a pre-requisite for universal health coverage (UHC) and indispensable to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).   

    This seminar will introduce WHO’s efforts on community engagement for quality, people-centered, integrated and resilient health services (CEQ) which was developed following the 2014 Ebola Viral Disease in West Africa in a technical collaboration between the Service Delivery and Safety Department at WHO-HQ and the WHO Regional Office for Africa. 


    Asiya Odugleh-Kolev is currently responsible for the Department of Integrated Health Services work on community engagement for quality, people-centred and resilient health services. She is normally based in Geneva at WHO headquarters and while at UNU-IIGH will be consolidating the community engagement portfolio that she holds. During her time at WHO, Asiya has worked across a range of communicable disease programmes applying Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact (COMBI) – WHO’s adaptation of integrated marketing communications for behavior change.

    Flyer for Community Engagement Seminar


    United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
    Level 1, UNU-IIGH Building,
    UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
    Bandar Tun Razak,
    56000 Cheras,
    Kuala Lumpur,

    +603 – 9171 5394