community consultation dialogues

As part of the national health policies (NHP) update process, community consultation dialogues were held by the Policy and Development Department of Public Health Institute. The dialogues were conducted on the 5th, 6th and 8th of June 2017 in Paradise Hotel. The consultation dialogues were designed to gauge the population’s needs , expectations and opinions on health-related matters, get a sense of people’s thoughts about the health system, include public opinion in the decision-making process, and assess possible unintended consequences of policy decisions. Several focus group discussions were conducted for three vulnerable groups in the community namely: HIV/AIDS patients, youth and women. ."