October 27, 2013

“Bringing Justice to Health” meeting brings law and health practitioners together in Nairobi

by Namati in Health

Held in Nairobi on October 22-25, the meeting brought together legal empowerment practitioners and donors working at the intersection of law and health.

October 16, 2013

Civil society and engaged citizens can change the way the government works for them

by Namati in Governance, Health

In Tanzania, civil society organizations are encouraging government budget transparency and citizens are increasingly exercising their right to know. Policy Forum’s Semkae Kolonzo explains how this engagement has reduced poverty, strengthened rights and improved how the government delivers essential services to its people.

September 10, 2013

Grievances as a Public Good

by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Governance, Health, Namati News

Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School Fellow Margaux Hall on the value of ‘a culture of complaining’ in Sierra Leone.

April 3, 2013

Law and Development from the Ground Up: Bridging Health Care by the Sewa River

by Margaux Hall in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Health

Residents of Sierra Leone’s Kenema district recently enacted a “bylaw” to improve clinic access, during a government intervention in which community members worked with clinic staff to solve local health problems. The by-law is an example of a variety of “quasi-legal” commitments emerging in participating districts that empower individuals and communities to hold public health clinics accountable, as Margaux Hall explains.

March 27, 2013

The poorest cannot access services without basic rights and accountable governments

by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Post-2015 Agenda

“Challenging unfair power structures that entrench inequalities is critical for positive change in people’s lives,” says a new report from the Institute for Development Studies. The study emerges as high-level meetings on the Post-2015 development agenda continue in Bali.

October 22, 2012

New Manual Addresses Legal Aspects of Palliative Care

by Namati in Health

The Legal Aspects of Palliative Care Manual offers guidance on legal services that can critically improve the quality of life for patients and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

July 27, 2012

Health Service Delivery in Sierra Leone- A Role for Justice and Accountability?

by Namati in Health

The Justice for the Poor Program is hosting a brown bag lunch to reflect on health accountability efforts underway in Sierra Leone – implemented in partnership with Namati – and to discuss overall strategies to improve accountability between health service providers and citizens.

April 11, 2012

Justice in Health Care Delivery: Sierra Leone

by Namati in Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Health, Namati News

Justice Reform consultant, Margaux J. Hall, highlights the promising potential community paralegals hold for addressing the delivery of basic health care services in Sierra Leone.

March 26, 2012

Bringing Justice to Health Services: A Role for Community Paralegals

by Namati in Health

During an intensive three-day training session, Namati prepared community paralegals from five organizations in Sierra Leone to tackle challenges in the delivery of health services. The World Bank’s Justice for the Poor program is working with Namati to track the paralegals’ work and assess the results.

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