FBOs, Health and Hope Benjamin Walker, Mwai Makoka and Dr Sally Smith (WHO). Chaired by Harvey Kwiyani
York Hope Consortium - Hope and Social Change Symposium Series
World Health Day event
The intertwining of Hope and Health has been clearly visible during the Covid19 pandemic that continues to envelop us in myriad ways. However, these interconnections have always been important, creating a range of important community and institutional connections, as continued governmental inability to provide equitable access to healthcare required interventions from within societal formations that worked across international, national and sub-national settings. Faith-based Organisations have played an important role in this context over time, in the colonial and post-colonial periods in high, middle and l contexts. Such services plugged important gaps in health provision, even as complex cultural, and class- and race-related issues, required careful negotiation by all involved. They also propped up - and continue to support - major international and global initiatives. This conversation examines the many facets of these contributions and engagements.