SEA/RC60/20 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: health information system development relating to millenium development goals (MDGs) and health metrics network (HMN)
AbstractThe WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia (SEA) through resolution SEA/RC59/R10 on health information system development relating to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Health Metrics Network urged Member States to consider using the Health Metrics Framework as a tool for health information systems assessment and in enhancing harmonization of country efforts related to the strengthening of health information systems. The resolution also urged Member States to draw up and implement action plans and to use the Regional Strategic Framework and the Health Metrics Framework in data collection to track progress and measure achievements with regard to MDGs and the health status at national/sub-national levels, and requested the WHO Regional Director to assist countries in this endeavour. In addition, in May 2007, the Sixtieth World Health Assembly through resolution WHA60.27 urged Member States to recognize, establish and operationalize health information systems as a core strategy for strengthening their national health systems. This progress report highlights the status of Health Metrics Network support in six countries in the SEA Region, particularly with regard to assessment of national health information systems. It also focuses on content, recommendations and country-specific options to be considered after the Regional Strategy for Strengthening Health Information in countries of the SEA Region is disseminated. It describes some important regional activities already conducted (e.g. Regional Consultation on Mortality Statistics) or planned, particularly in the field of health statistics reporting and training on international classification of diseases. This report was discussed at the Joint Meeting of Health Secretaries and the Consultative Committee for Programme Development and Management held in the Regional Office, New Delhi, 2-6 July 2007. The Joint Meeting made the following recommendations: Action by Member States (1) To build information systems that include disaggregated and evidence-based health information for policy formulation and effective interventions, particularly at subnational levels. Action by WHO-SEARO (1) To proactively support Member countries to strengthen national health information systems and to build countries’ capacity in collection, analysis and dissemination of the data, particularly at sub-national levels. The report is now submitted to the Sixtieth session of the Regional Committee for its consideration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South East-Asia. (2007). SEA/RC60/20 - Follow-up action on selected resolutions/decisions of the last three years: health information system development relating to millenium development goals (MDGs) and health metrics network (HMN). WHO Regional Office for South East-Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/128553
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