• 1 a UN University International Institute for Global Health UNU-IIGH , Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Health Syst Reform, 2019;5(1):66-77.
PMID: 30924744 DOI: 10.1080/23288604.2018.1541497


Community engagement describes a complex political process with dynamic negotiation and renegotiation of power and authority between providers and recipients of health care in order to achieve a shared goal of universal health care coverage. Though examples exist of community engagement projects, there is very little guidance on how to implement and embed community engagement as a concerted, integrated, strategic, and sustained component of health systems. Through a series of case studies, this article explores the factors that enable community engagement particularly with a direct impact on health systems.

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