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ELIMINAÇÃO DO SARAMPO ATÉ 2020: ESTRATÉGIA PARA A REGIÃO AFRICANA
Comité Regional Africano, 61 ( 2011 )
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Accelerating the elimination of avoidable blindness: a strategy for the WHO African region report of the regional director
Regional Committee for Africa, 57 ( 2007 )
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1. The number of blind people in the African Region is estimated at 6.8 million. Blindness is a real public health problem. 2. Several countries in the Region have blindness control programmes. However, the programmes have limited impact due to lack of appropriate structures and resources. The Global Initiative for the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness, also known as “Vision 2020: The Right to Sight”, launched in partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, is an opportunity and appropriate response to the challenges posed by blindness. 3. The present strategy is intended to help implement the Vision 2020 Initiative in the African Region. 4. Interventions proposed under the strategy are: (i) advocacy and development of policies and plans; (ii) integrating eye care activities in existing health systems; (iii) adopting specific approaches to controlling priority diseases; (iv) developing human resources and infrastructures; (v) strengthening partnership and mobilizing resources; (vi) developing research.

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Health Systems Strengthening in the African Region: Realities and Opportunities
Regional Committee for Africa, 57 ( 2007 )
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The world health report 2000 defines health systems as comprising all the organizations, institutions and resources that are devoted to producing health actions whose primary purpose is to improve health. It identifies four functions of health systems, namely stewardship; health financing; generating human and physical resources; and provision of health services. 2. In the last thirty years, many initiatives have been undertaken at country, regional and global levels for strengthening health systems and improving the quality of health services. The World Health Assembly (WHA) and the WHO Regional Committee for Africa adopted various documents and resolutions which provide guidance for strengthening health systems in the African Region. 3. In 1978, the World Health Assembly adopted the Health-for-All policy and Primary Health Care (PHC) as a strategy for attaining it. In 1998, the World Health Assembly renewed this commitment by requesting Member States to ensure the essentials of PHC.1 The Fifty-second World Health Assembly, in 1999, also resolved to put emphasis on strengthening health systems in developing countries. The world health report 2000 focused exclusively on health systems and improving their performance.

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Revitalizing Health Service Using the Primary Health Care Approach in the African Region Report of the Regional Director
Regional Committee for Africa, 56 ( 2006 )
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1. Implementation of Primary Health Care (PHC) in the Region initially led to improvements in the health of the people. The subsequent decline in performance of PHC was associated with a number of constraints in relation to intersectoral collaboration, community participation, human resources development, managerial capacity, resource mobilization, information base and research capacity. However, a review of PHC 25 years after Alma-Ata revealed that the strategy is still relevant. 2. Universal access requires well-functioning district health systems that are able to deliver essential interventions to communities, families and individuals timely and at an affordable cost. The Primary Health Care strategy, adapted to the current and anticipated environment, provides an appropriate framework for universal access to essential health care. 3. The approach proposed in this document is aimed at revitalizing health services using Primary Health Care based on priority interventions to enhance community participation, strengthen managerial capacity, improve generation and use of evidence, strengthen collaboration and partnerships, and improve quality and coverage of essential health services.

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Vigilância epidemiológica integrada das doenças: Estratégia regional para as doenças transmissíveis
Comité Regional Africano, 48 ( 1998 )
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Regional information, education and communication strategy for health promotion in African communities
Regional Committee for Africa, 47 ( 1997 )
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Estratégia regional de informação, educação, e comunicação para a promoção da saúde nas comunidades africanas
Comité Regional Africano, 47 ( 1997 )
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Stratégie régionale d’information, d’éducation et de communication pour promouvoir la santé dans les communautés africaines.
Comité régional de l'Afrique, 47 ( 1997 )
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Programme élargi de vaccination : Objectifs de la lutte contre la maladie : Le compte à rebours a commencé
Comité régional de l'Afrique, 45 ( 1995 )
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Programa regional de controle do paludismo.
Comité Regional Africano, 45 ( 1995 )