Regional strategy for health promotion for South-East Asia
AbstractThe Regional Strategy for Health Promotion for South-East Asia features strategic directions for strengthening health promotion across sectors, arising from commitments and actions arrived at during regional and global conferences and high-level meetings on health promotion. The regional strategy delineates the mechanisms for promoting, supporting and protecting the desired health outcomes using interdisciplinary and multisectoral approaches that involve individuals, communities, civil society, private sector and all governments ministries. It endeavours to tackle the broad social, economic, environmental and political determinants of health that lie outside the health sector and are associated with ill-health and premature deaths. The need for strengthening the capacity of health and non-health sectors to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion activities, including gathering and dissemination of evidence; establishing partnerships and alliances; setting up innovative financing mechanisms; and the management and coordination of health promotion activities, remains the nucleus for effective implementation and sustainability.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). Regional strategy for health promotion for South-East Asia. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205837