Macroeconomics and health: progress and future initiatives : report of the regional consultation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-9 June 2006
AbstractThis report describes the proceedings and the discussion held on the progress of implementation and future activities pertaining to initiatives in the area of macroeconomics and health in the South- East Asia Region. The progress made has been summarized to highlight the achievement, both at global and country levels, of advocacy on the importance of health being placed at the centre of the development agenda. Issues of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), poverty reduction strategy paper (PRSP) and the common acceptance of the need for a pro-poor focus in health policy have also been discussed. Initiatives for developing and strengthening the Macroeconomics and Health work in the Region can be best supported by capacity building at the country level to support key activities in this area, with attention also being paid to follow-up activities, exchange and dissemination of information, and encouragement to regularly monitor and evaluate the activities.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). Macroeconomics and health: progress and future initiatives : report of the regional consultation, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-9 June 2006. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205442