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Draft provisional agenda, place and dates of the sixty-eighth session of the Regional Committee, and place of the sixty-ninth session of the Regional Committee
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
Regional orientation on the implementation of the WHO Programme Budget 2018-2019
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
Status of reviews, authorizations and oversight for clinical trials in the WHO African Region
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
The African Regional framework for the implementation of the global strategy on human resources for health: workforce 2030: Report of the Secretariat
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
Framework for health systems development towards universal health coverage in the context of the sustainable development goals in the African Region: Report of the Secretariat
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
Résumés

1. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted to guide global development, with health embodied in the third Sustainable Development Goal. Universal Health Coverage underpins the achievement of the health and related SDG targets. Health systems strengthening for universal health coverage was identified by WHO as one of the key instruments for the change offered by the 2030 Agenda. 2. Member States have made substantial improvements in population health outcomes over the past 25 years. These improvements are reflected in better availability and utilization of services targeted at addressing the priority disease burdens, matched by an increase in total health expenditure and general government expenditure on health. However, this masks large variations within and across Member States, with implications for health delivery. In addition, national health systems in the Region are not well aligned with the changing needs and expectations in facilitating health in sustainable development. 3. The Region is experiencing demographic, economic, social, security and environmental changes that place unique demands on health and related service delivery systems. New/re-emerging health threats are diverting significant human and financial resources away from routine services. The devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa underscored the need for effective and resilient health systems in low-income countries. 4. This action framework presents the approach Member States need to consider in order to strengthen and realign their health systems to ensure that they are able to achieve their health development goals. It represents a foundational plan for Member States to ensure that health is playing its role in facilitating movement towards sustainable development. 5. The proposed priority actions emphasize the need to ensure the availability and coverage of health and related services, increase the population protected from financial risk, enhance health security, improve client satisfaction and address interventions targeted at other SDGs that impact on health. Key measures for monitoring health system performance such as health system resilience, effective demand for health services, equitable and efficient access and quality of care are defined. A scope of investments in health systems across health governance, service delivery systems, health workforce, access to medicines and health technologies, health infrastructure, sustainable financing for health and health information systems is also outlined. 6. The Regional Committee examined and adopted the actions proposed in this framework

Reducing health inequities through intersectoral action on the social determinants of health: Report of the Secretariat
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
Global health sector strategy on sexually transmitted infections 2016–2021: implementation framework for the African Region
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017 )
Résumés

1. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a highly endemic public health challenge in the African Region and worldwide. At global level, it is estimated that each year there are 357 million new cases of the four major curable STIs among people aged 15–49 years: chlamydia infection (131 million), gonorrhoea (78 million), syphilis (6 million) and trichomoniasis (142 million). The prevalence of some viral STIs is similarly high, with an estimated 417 million people infected with herpes simplex type 2, and approximately 291 million women harbouring the human papillomavirus (HPV). The African Region is particularly affected with a high prevalence of these infections. The total number of new cases for these four curable STIs in the Region was estimated at 63 million in 2012, representing 18% of the global incidence. 2. These STIs have a profound impact on the health and lives of the population worldwide. This includes the high risk of fetal and neonatal morbidity and deaths due to syphilis in pregnancy; the risk of cervical cancer due to HPV infection; the risk of infertility mainly due to gonorrhoea and chlamydia infection, as well as the facilitation of sexual transmission of HIV. 3. In order to adequately respond to this high burden of disease and in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, WHO has developed a global health sector strategy on STIs, 2016–2021. The proposed strategy is based on achievements and lessons learnt from the previous global strategy, which covered the period 2006–2015. The development of the strategy followed a broad consultative process involving Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other key partners such as donor and development agencies, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, scientific and technical institutions and networks, and the private sector. 4. he goal of the strategy is to end STI epidemics as major public health concerns. The strategy defines a set of priority actions to be undertaken by Member States, which are organized under five strategic directions, namely information for focused action, interventions for impact, delivering for equity, financing for sustainability and innovation for acceleration of the response. 5. The proposed regional implementation framework provides programmatic and policy guidance to Member States to facilitate implementation of the global strategy. It describes actions and roles that Member States and partners should take to fast-track STI prevention and treatment interventions in the African Region towards ending the STI epidemic. The actions proposed include prioritizing STI prevention, expanding STI testing services using diversified approaches and scaling up treatment by adopting innovative service delivery models. 6. The Regional Committee examined and adopted the proposed implementation framework.

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Regional strategy for the management of environmental determinants of human health in the African Region 2017–2021: Report of the Secretariat
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
Résumés

1. In the African Region, the burden of disease attributable to environmental determinants and the consequent socioeconomic impact is substantial. Environmental risks account for 23% of the burden of disease in the African Region. Vector-borne, diarrhoeal and cardiovascular diseases, as well as lower respiratory infections are significantly attributable to environmental determinants. Air pollution, water, sanitation and hygiene are the main drivers of these diseases. 2. In response, African Ministers of Health and Environment adopted the Libreville Declaration on Health and Environment in Africa (2008) in which they committed themselves to jointly address environmental determinants of human health and ecosystems integrity. However, progress made across the Region in the implementation of the Declaration has been slower than anticipated. The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also generated renewed impetus in addressing environmental determinants of health. 3. Addressing the environment and health nexus therefore requires an up-to-date and integrated strategy, rooted in the Libreville Declaration and aligned with the SDGs. Therefore, the proposed strategy seeks to strengthen an integrated approach to the management of environmental determinants of human health in order to accelerate the implementation of the Libreville Declaration. Its implementation will contribute to the attainment of the SDGs. 4. The principal areas of focus of the strategy include safe drinking-water and sanitation and hygiene, air pollution and clean energy, chemicals and wastes, climate change, vector control and health in the workplace. Its implementation will require reviewing and reinforcing existing institutional arrangements, establishing a sustainable financing mechanism, strengthening national capacities for research, advocacy and communication, and integrated surveillance, monitoring and evaluation. 5. The Regional Committee reviewed and adopted the strategy.

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Implementation of the Transformation Agenda: Progress report
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08 )
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Statement of the chairperson of the Programme Subcommittee to the Regional Committee
Regional Committee for Africa, 67 ( 2017-08-29 )
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Soixante-sixième session du Comité Régional de l’OMS pour l’Afrique, Addis-Abéba, République Fédérale Démocratique d’Éthiopie, 19-23 août 2016 : Rapport final
Comité régional de l'Afrique, 66 ( 2016 )
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Sixty-fourth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa: Final Report
Regional Committee for Africa, 64 ( 2014 )
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A Strategy for addressing key determinants of health in the African Region (Document AFR/RC60/3)
Regional Committee for Africa, 60 ( 2010 )
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Sixty-fifth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, Ndjamena, Republic of Chad, 23-27 November 2015: Final report
Regional Committee for Africa, 65 ( 2015 )
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Research for health: a strategy for the African Region, 2016-2025 (Document AFR/RC65/6)
Regional Committee for Africa, 65 ( 2015 )
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The African Public Health Emergency Fund: stocktaking (Document AFR/RC65/9)
Regional Committee for Africa, 65 ( 2015 )
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Sixty-second session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa: Luanda, Republic of Angola, 19-23 November 2012: final report
Regional Committee for Africa, 62 ( 2012 )
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Vote of thanks
Regional Committee for Africa, 65 ( 2015 )
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Vote of thanks
Regional Committee for Africa, 62 ( 2012 )
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Health and human rights: current situation and way forward in the African Region (Document AFR/RC62/11)
Regional Committee for Africa, 62 ( 2012-11 )
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