Communities of Practice

The role of the Communities of Practice

The Dutch Global Health Hub consists of three Communities of Practice in which partners participate according to their own expertise and role. A Community of Practice is a thematic working group which focuses on one of the priorities of the Dutch Global Health Strategy. They promote innovation and knowledge exchange.

Three Communities of Practice

There are three Communities of Practice, each focusing on a specific theme:

Strengthening the global health architecture and national health systems
Focus areas: international coherence and multilateral cooperation; improved access to primary healthcare and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Improving international pandemic preparedness and minimising cross-border health threats
Focus areas: global access to medicines and health products; strengthened international action on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and zoonotic diseases policy (diseases that can be transmitted between animals and people).

Addressing the impact of climate change on public health, and vice versa
Focus areas: making healthcare more sustainable and climate-resilient; international action on climate, water and food.

Activities within a Community of Practice

The Community of Practice is organised by the participating parties themselves. They examine what added value the community can contribute to the theme and develop activities to that end. For example, they can:

  • analyse knowledge needs
  • propose a knowledge agenda
  • organise sessions on content
  • share best practices
  • advise the government
  • link up with other Global Health Hubs in Europe.