Strategic directions for improving the health and development of children and adolescents
AbstractDescription: Strengthening community-based health workers (CBHWs) and community-health volunteer (CHVs) is one of the key strategies for health workforce development identified in the Dhaka Declaration in 2006 and in the Regional Committee Resolution SEA/RC59/R6 on health workforce strengthening. This document presents a framework and nine strategic areas with actions for WHO and Member States for development and sustaining of CBHWs and CHVs in promoting health of the people. The nine strategic actions are grouped under three pillars, namely, renew political commitment and recognize importance of CBHWs and CHVs, strengthening the CBHWs and CHVs and ensure supportive environment of effective functioning of CBHWs and CHVs. The Strategic Directions were adopted in principle in the Regional Meeting on Revisiting Community-based Health Workers and Community Health Volunteers held during 3-5 October 2007 in Chiang Mai, Thailand and were finalized in the Peer Review Meeting in February 2008.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2008). Strategic directions for improving the health and development of children and adolescents. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206396