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Title: Working in and with countries: country cooperation strategy
Authors: Regional Committe for Africa, 51
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: WHO. Regional Office for Africa
Place of publication: Brazzaville
Language: English
Abstract: The environment in which WHO works is changing as are the roles and expectations of its partners. Good health is increasingly recognized not merely as a basic human right but also as a prerequisite for human and economic development. Other changes include democratization and the increasing role of civil society, the communication technology revolution, globalization and its effects, the ever-widening gap between developed and developing countries, alarming trends in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and more ownership expected from Member countries. As a result of all these changes, WHO is increasingly called upon to negotiate with partners and to catalyse the actions of others. This calls for a wider role for WHO to establish national-level consensus on health policies and strategies. 2. In order to respond to the changing environment, WHO at the global level adopted a corporate strategy which emphasizes the following:
Description: Regional Committee for Africa, Fifty-first session, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, 27 August–1 September 2001, Provisional agenda item 11
Subject: Regional Health Planning
Health Planning Technical Assistance
National Health Programs
International Cooperation
Gov't Doc #: AFR/RC51/14
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