General Assembly
26/04 - 30/11/2022

Our annual GA will take place next Tuesday 26 April from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Memisa, De Meeûssquare 19, Brussels.

After the formal part of the GA, a workshop is organised to reflect on the review of the Health Care for All Declaration (HC4All).

As a Be-cause health member, you have agreed with the principles of the Health Care for All Declaration from 2001. Now 20 years later, we started the exercise to update the content of this declaration, in line with the changing environment. In the workshop we want to reflect together on new priorities and topics. The preliminary reflections on decolonizing global health, gender and climate justice and health equity will be shared and serve as an inspiration.


  • 9:30 Welcome and coffee 
  • 10:00-11:30 Statutory part
    • Approval minutes GA 9 March 2021
    • Annual report 2021: overview activities WGs (including decolonisation, mental health conference), general network (including (Climate conference, gender)
    • Overview expenses 2021
    • Planning 2022
    • Budget 2022
    • New members GA: BlueSquare
    • New members Steering Committee
    • For information: new WG coordinators
  • 11:30 – 11:50 Coffee break
  • 11:50-13:10 Introduction discussion Health Care for All Declaration:
    >>> Introduction in update HC4All declaration: What has Be-cause health already done on some of the “new” topics?
  • 13:10-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-16:00 Panel discussion Health Care for All Declaration:
    >>> A panel shares its insights and recommendations on the update of the HC4All declaration followed by a members’ discussion
    • Houssynatou Sy (Regional programme Manager, Médecins sans Vacances – Artsen zonder Vakantie) is a business engineer with an advanced master’s degree in development sciences. She has been working in the health sector for 10 years: first as a research programme coordinator at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and then as a health programme manager at Médecins sans Vacances. She is currently doing a Master in Public Health at the ITM and is particularly interested in the role of international NGOs in strengthening health systems. 
    • Charles Ddungu (Researcher ITM) is a public health researcher with academic background in anthropology, philosophy and religion. He works as a researcher and field worker in the Department of Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM). He conducts action research and outreach prevention in the domain of sexual health and prevention of sexually transmissible infections with focus on HIV among people with a migrant background in Flanders. He is also involved in other new research areas such as race and ethnicity in healthcare in Belgium and eco-health. He is very interested in exploring the multiple vulnerabilities and barriers to healthcare for people with a migrant background and epistemological decolonisation in public health research. For the last two year with other colleagues, he has been struggling to integrate decolonisation as an important topic in the training of future global health actors and researchers (students). He is a member of the Institutional Review Board (ethical committee) of ITM and co-chair of the ITM internal commission on decolonisation.
    • Deogratias Katsuva (Course coordinator ITM)
    • Nzoyihera Floribert (Association Ntabariza, Burundi)
    • Hilda Flavia Nakabuye (Fridays for the Future Uganda) is an Ugandan climate and environmental rights activist who founded Uganda’s Fridays for Future movement. She also advocates for greater gender equality and racial diversity in the climate change movement. As part of her activism, Nakabuye visits schools and communities to empower more women to join the fight against climate change, stating that “the climate crisis has no borders”. She also created Climate Striker Diaries, an online platform to encourage digital awareness about climate change.
  • 16:00-16:30: Reception

Please, register via this form at the latest by next Monday, 25 April, 10:00 am
If you wish to follow the GA via Zoom, you can send an e-mail to after which we will send you the link. In that case, active participation will not be possible.

We look forward to meeting you all again in person!