Tools for Change: webinar series to enhance the power of patient advocacy

Tools For Change was a three-part webinar series from the World Hepatitis Alliance, aimed at educating and up skilling viewers on various aspects of advocacy and the tools needed to effectively lobby for change. Although the series focused on viral hepatitis, patient advocates working in any disease areas can benefit from the webinar content.

A number of panellists, including representatives from the World Health Organization, national governments and WHA member organisations, convened to share their perspectives and insights on how patient advocates can best engage with policy makers to effect real, on-the-ground change.

The webinars were hosted twice on each respective date to accommodate attendees from different time zones. The webinar series was conducted in English. You can watch all the webinar recordings below and download the slides.

Webinars

Webinar 1:  ‘Understanding the Global Health Sector Strategy for Viral Hepatitis: Driving national policy change’, was held on 16 February. The webinar discussed the World Health Organization’s Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis and how organisations can use global policy commitments as a lever for national change. Watch the recordings of the webinars here:

Understanding the Global Health Sector Strategy for Viral Hepatitis: Driving national policy change Factsheet

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Webinar 2: ‘How to interpret and leverage results for effective advocacy: HCV Quest Global Patient Survey’, was held on 10 March. It looked at the use of surveys as tools for effective lobbying and campaigning. It also provided an introduction to the HCV Quest toolkit.

How to interpret and leverage results for effective advocacy: HCV Quest Global Patient Survey Factsheet

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Webinar slides

Webinar 3: ‘Awareness as a policy lever’, was held on 4 April. This webinar looked at how creating public awareness is pivotal to policy change. The webinar discussed different ways to generate awareness and attention taking a closer look at awareness campaigns, demonstrations and global movements.

Awareness as a policy lever Factsheet

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