1. Policy Advocacy

1.1  Law and Policy Submissions and Working papers
HLPC makes submissions to policy bodies on law, institutional and policy reforms highlighting key gaps,
issues and points of public interest. This is done through “submissions” and “advisory notes”. Research
is used to promote evidence based policy making and raise awareness of policy in communities. 
Writing and researching of Working Paper Series on pertinent health law and policy issues under the
direction of established researchers is undertaken all year round.

1.2  Policy Dialogues
The HLPC holds two types of policy dialogues targeting  Communities, Policy Makers and the Media
a) Policy Dialogues for Policy Makers
    Policy dialogues with policy makers are held on thematic issues and identified policies
    around access and quality of  health care services including prevention, treatment and
    management of diseases within a human rights based framework. HLPC aims to strengthen
    the capacity of policymakers to understand policy implementation monitoring data and take
    relevant action.

b)  Media Meetings
   The media is an important part of advocacy. The HLPC engages journalists and media
    personnel through media forums which are convened based on health policy themes and
    topical issues of outbreaks, access to services, budgeting, legislative agenda and state
    obligations in the provision of health services.
c)  Community Health Policy Forums (CHPF)
Health Law and Policy literacy in communities is delivered through Community Health Policy Forums which are generally mobile legal clinics to learn about law and policy as well as identify community health policy issues requiring legal and policy interventions. CHPFs target community health committees, health interest groups, community membership organisations and other bio-citizenship groups.  Community participation is a key element of a rights based approach to health care. HLPC also uses CHPFs to reinforce health service monitoring efforts through accessing community stories and facilitating remedies for rights violations and exclusion. Advocacy capacities of communities are enhanced to effectively communicate and influence policy process. Advocacy efforts are targeted, strategic and based on convincing evidence and community consultation. Leadership from community target groups constructively engage in multi-stakeholder dialogues with policy makers to represent the needs and interest of their constituents. They also correspondingly communicate policy implications regularly to their constituents and mobilise them to become active in advocacy activities.
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The HLPC is a health policy advocacy  organisation working with a  network of health law and policy experts - scientists, social scientists, medical practitioners, economists, legal practitioners, and public health experts working in and involved in the health care policy sector. The HLPC exist to facilitate a rights-based policy formulation, implementation and monitoring in Zimbabwe’s public health system. The HLPC seeks to work for the meaningful enjoyment of the right to health care (including reproductive health).

We work with  LGBTIQ groups, Sex workers and regional and international partners. We have a formal partnership with:

African Jurists and Judges Forum
Students and Youth Working on Reproductive Health Action Team

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Happening now
Health Law and Policy Consortium says deployment of army pre-mature in policy brief ( download attached statement)
Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network policy blue print released early March  instructive (download attached statement)