Joint preliminary CARNET and NEHAP meeting on improving sanitary epidemiological services : report on a WHO meeting, Luxembourg, 27-30 September 1998
AbstractThe central Asian republics (CAR) are engaged in a process of health care reform. To support the CAR in this process, the WHO Regional Office for Europe established CARNET (the Central Asian Republics' Network for Health Care Reforms) in 1993. The CAR are also developing national environmental health action plans (NEHAPs). The sanitary epidemiological services (SES) play a leading role in environmental health in the CAR. The SES in the CAR have established vertical structures. This has led to gaps between the SES and health care activities and to overlap between the SES and environmental services activities. The Regional Office therefore started the seventh CARNET intervention cycle in mid-1998, focusing on improving the SES. The process aims to develop policy directions and strategies to reform the SES and to strengthen interrelationships among the SES, health care and environmental services. Policy-makers will be provided with a series of specific principles and actions. This preliminary meeting brought together representatives of the CAR and WHO. They discussed the current situation, the principles of the reform and the process. The meeting discussed which aspects of the SES should be changed and the main barriers to the reform process and decided how the further steps of the joint CARNET and NEHAP process should be organized to improve the SES
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe. (1998). Joint preliminary CARNET and NEHAP meeting on improving sanitary epidemiological services : report on a WHO meeting, Luxembourg, 27-30 September 1998. Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/108142
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