WHO ready to boost health delivery
Thursday, November 08, 2007
As part of efforts to complement the government's efforts to achieve the national health goals, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently set-up a six-year Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) from 2008-2013 .
The CCS is also meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the work of the WHO and will also be based on a systematic assessment of the country's health priorities.
"The formulation of a second CCS is very timely for a number of reasons as far as recent developments in the health sector are concerned. We are at a critical stage in our quest to achieve the Millennium Development Goals," he said.
He added that the outcome of the consensus building meeting will enrich the strategy document by providing suggestions on the areas where some omissions might have occurred as well as provide an opportunity for the different partners in health to be enlightened on the key areas of intervention for the WHO in the next six years.
"Most of the determinants of health are beyond the perimeters of our hospitals, our health centres and our clinics," he stated.
Author: by Lamin M Dibba