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Title: Implementation of health sector reforms in the African Region: enhancing the stewardship role of government: report of the Regional Director
Authors: Regional Committe for Africa, 52
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: WHO. Regional Office for Africa
Place of publication: Brazzaville
Language: English
Abstract: I. The forty-ninth WHO Regional Committee for Africa examined and adopted the document entitled "Health Sector Reform in the WHO African Region: Stains of Implementation and Perspectives". The document defined the framework for implementing health sector reform in the African Region. The same meeting adopted resolution AFR/RC/49/R2 which gave orientations on the relevant ways of accelerating the implementation of the said reform. 2 Countries of the Region have undertaken reforms of their health sectors with enthusiasm and have achieved some significant results. But due to some constraints, they have not fully met the people's expectations. The weak stewardship role of government was highlighted as one of the main factors that have compromised implementation of health sector reforms in the countries. 3. Countries of the Region are continuing to seek solutions to the many problems they face in improving the performance of their health systems. If ways cannot be round to make reform efforts more successful, there is a real danger that the search for new ways of improving health systems performance will be abandoned. There is therefore a pressing need to revive and refocus reform efforts, mainly on the enhancement of the stewardship role of government. Policy debate and research should also focus on improving this role in future. 4. The purpose of this document is to provide orientations on how the health sector reform process can focus attention on improving the stewardship role of government and on the anticipated roles of the different partners and stakeholders in strengthening implementation of the reforms. Il also provides perspectives for deepening the reflection on the different dimensions of stewardship and its measurement. 5. The Regional Committee is invited to review and adopt the orientations contained in this document.
Description: Regional Committee for Africa Fifty-second session Harare, Zimbabwe, 8–12 October 2002
Subject: National Health Programs
Health Plan Implementation
Health Care Sector
Regional Health Planning
Gov't Doc #: AFR/RC52/12
Appears in Collections:Regional Committee for Africa

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