Health systems: quality-assurance management systems: report by the Secretariat
Executive Board, 120. (2007). Health systems: quality-assurance management systems: report by the Secretariat. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/21981
DescriptionExecutive Board 120th session, provisional agenda item 4.7
Gov't Doc #EB120/38 Add.1
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Regional Committe for Africa, 51 (AFR/RC51/RT1, 2001)When countries in the African Region attained independence about four decades ago, the main challenge was to build national health systems more oriented to solving the health problems faced then, such as the heavy burden of infectious diseases, lack of health care facilities and lack of human resources for health. Ensuring equal access to health care for all citizens was one of the goals set by the new governments. This principle was expressed explicitly or implicitly in the health policies adopted. The Alma Ata Declaration1 and the subsequent ...