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Title: Development of national child health policy: the situation analysis: a child health policy initiative phase 1, the situation analysis [CHPI]
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Place of publication: Cairo
Language: English
Abstract: There has been increasing recognition of the need to develop national child health policies in countries, to bring together in one document all the main elements and issues related to child care, including both illness and health, and to provide a holistic and integrated vision for child health. A national child policy provides clear long-term directions and commitments, setting priorities for health systems and community approaches, resource allocation and collaboration with partners. Institutionalization of existing strategies and intervention through a national child health policy is a recognized prerequisite for long-term sustainability. The Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean is assisting countries in the development of national child health policy documents, through the Child health Policy Initiative. Three phases characterize the process of developing a national child health policy: situation analysis, policy document development, official adoption of the policy document. This publication focuses on the first phase. The situation analysis is the basis for informing the policy development process, while advocacy plays a key role throughout the entire process
Description: 53 p.
Subject: Pediatrics
Child Health Services
Child Care
Health Planning
Health Policy
National Health Programs
Gov't Doc #: WHO-EM/CAH/014/E
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