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Title: The Work of WHO in the African Region 2006-2007: Biennial Report of the Regional Director
Authors: Regional Committee for Africa, 58
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Africa
Place of publication: Brazzaville
Language: English
Abstract: 1. During the 2006-2007 biennium, in line with WHO global agenda defined in the Eleventh General Programme of Work and Strategic orientations for WHO action in the African Region 2005–2009, the Secretariat provided support to Member States towards strengthening their health systems; addressing the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; combating communicable and noncommunicable diseases; addressing child survival and maternal mortality; ensuring healthy environments; and responding to emergencies. 2. In order to bring WHO presence closer to countries, the Regional Office pursued decentralization of functions and resources, and the strengthening of WHO country offices. Three Intercountry Support Teams were established in Harare, covering Eastern and Southern Africa; Libreville, covering the countries of Central Africa; and Ouagadougou, covering West African countries. 3. The Regional Office further expanded and strengthened its partnerships for health. Thus, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Bank, WHO established the Harmonization for Health in Africa initiative aimed at assisting Member States of the African Region to efficiently mobilize and utilize investments in health. Harmonization for Health in Africa actions are fully in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
Description: Regional Committee for Africa Fifty-eighth session Fifty-eighth Session Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon, 1–5 September 2008, Provisional agenda item 4, 68 p.
Subject: World Health Organization
Public Health Administration
Regional Health Planning
Health Priorities
Health Status
Gov't Doc #: AFR/RC58/2
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